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 […]
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 […]
After a couple of shorter weeks in the office due to our national convention and Thanksgiving, we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have had a full, eventful week. (It was great seeing in person those of you who attended our conference in Boston!) Stick to the Constitution, people! We started off the week by […]
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 […]
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 […]
Summer is over and theocrats are back at it again, trying to force their religious agenda on our secular republic.
We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation this week battled on behalf of science — and the Constitution.
Any media attention that we receive here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation furthers our cause — and this week was exceptional.
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.