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Bad governors and teachers, essay winners, unwarranted legal defeat, and atheist activism

East Baton Rouge 9 22 Bad governors and teachers, essay winners, unwarranted legal defeat, and atheist activism

What a range we cover at the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a typical week. We started off the week vehemently objecting to a highly religious and discriminatory outing that a Louisiana school district recently encouraged its students to attend. “We’ve witnessed over the years some outrageous religious events that public schools participated in,” says […]

Thinking in constitutional absolutes is killing people

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In my line of work, I regularly come up against angry religious extremists who wish death upon me and all others who advocate for the constitutional separation of religion and government. My coworkers and I live with the constant reality that we are never entirely safe at work. Even so, I readily acknowledge that the chances of experiencing […]

Pruitt shows that theocrats are more willing to violate other laws

Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is a prime example of a theocrat who believes he’s above the law. The Constitution  — especially the First Amendment — is a check on the government’s power. So violating the First Amendment is, in every sense, an abuse of power. If a government official is willing to abuse his […]

An open letter to a would-be state attorney general

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A person who wishes to be the attorney general of his or her state should understand the law — especially its most basic points, such as freedom of religion and separation between state and church. The individual should also respect the law. After all, she or he is looking to be the state’s chief law […]

Our Defenses Are up

Summer is over and theocrats are back at it again, trying to force their religious agenda on our secular republic.

We appreciate the media coverage

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Any media attention that we receive here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation furthers our cause — and this week was exceptional.

Self-immolation: Voter-imposed religious tests for public office hurt America

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Today, too many Americans are insensible to the dangers of mixing politics and religion. Many voters impose their own auto-de-fe, requiring a profession of faith from a candidate before choosing. This doesn’t violate the Constitution’s ban on religious tests and there’s nothing illegal about making religion the sole criteria for choosing a candidate, but it’s still a really bad idea.