Complain, contact, win. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Sadly, the summer days are running out (and becoming noticeably shorter), but we still put in a full week’s work at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, fighting for you and our Constitution.
Let’s go over all that we accomplish during a single week here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Religious affiliation should not trump patient health: Catholic Hospital denies life-saving tubal ligation to pregnant woman
Jessica Mann is pregnant with a condition that could make additional pregnancies fatal, yet her Catholic hospital is refusing to tie her tubes. Unlike the medical profession, which is committed to patients and patient care above all, Catholic hospitals are committed to church doctrine above all.
The long overdue celebration over the decision that makes gay marriage just marriage overshadowed an important piece of news for the secular movement. On June 25, the ACLU announced that it would no longer support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act—the federal law Hobby Lobby used to successfully challenge the contraception provisions of the Affordable Care Act. FFRF […]
If they want to support their religion, they must do so with their money, not taxpayer money. Amid a host of neovoucher schemes proposed and instituted across the country comes a big win for the secular movement. The Colorado Supreme Court rejected the Douglas County School District’s school voucher program yesterday. The Court held that the program, which provides for the […]
The Liberty Institute, an obscure group of theocrats based in Texas, released its annual “Survey of Hostility to Religion in America.” The survey, ironically titled “Undeniable,” is full of misinformation, twisted facts, and erroneous conclusions. My friend Rob Boston at Americans United has helped debunk several of the stories that the Institute has used previously. But I […]
Florida Senate Bill 0098, a bill that will authorize prayers in schools, at graduations, and at school events, has made it out of committee. The Education, Judiciary, and Rules Committees all voted to approve the bill with some minor amendments; none of which cured its constitutional problems. Despite its obvious flaws, the Florida Senate has […]