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We’re fighting religious nationalism — at home and abroad

HandmaidWrap We’re fighting religious nationalism — at home and abroad

We were preoccupied this week at the Freedom From Religion Foundation with the onslaught of religious nationalism — both domestically and globally. The Religious Right assaults women’s rights Here in the United States, an extremely disturbing recent manifestation of the Religious Right resurgence has been the attack on abortion rights in statehouses around the country. […]

Steven Pinker, Irving Berlin, Ken Ham … and a Lone Star disturbance

Some weeks, the work we do here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation causes a major uproar, and this was one of those weeks.A letter we sent out to a Texas county asking for the removal of crosses (lit up during the holiday season) on a courthouse received quite a response from the local population. […]

Winning, challenging, debunking and warning: a typical week

Winning and challenging in the courts, debunking biblical and pseudo-constitutional arguments, and warning towns, states and universities to toe the constitutional line — it’s been a typical week for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

David and Goliath: The fight to end a billion dollar tax break for “ministers of the gospel”

CAL 0388 David and Goliath: The fight to end a billion dollar tax break for "ministers of the gospel"

There’s an old legal adage that’s been reworked many times over. When you don’t have the law, argue the facts. When you don’t have the facts, argue the law. In none of its permutations does the quote end: “and when you’ve got nothing, just list off a bunch of names.” But that’s ADF’s brief. It is the longest legal brief I’ve ever seen and is neither brief, nor truly legal. It’s a cudgel, meant to stun the judges into ignoring the law.