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Don’t ‘discount’ civil rights, despite ‘Daily Show’ spin

2013condanalg Don’t ‘discount’ civil rights, despite ‘Daily Show’ spin

Way back in August, Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., agreed with the Freedom From Religion Foundation that all of its customers should be treated equally instead of some receiving a 15% discount for “praying in public.” FFRF Staff Attorney Liz Cavell had contacted the diner after receiving multiple complaints to inform it that anyone’s […]

It’s time for atheists and freethinkers to crash the prayer party

Supreme Court hero Ellery Schempp, who started the protest that led to a landmark 1963 ruling against recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools, emailed our office Monday to say that “FFRF is vital after the awful Greece decision. This is why we need FFRF!”We share Ellery’s dismay but are warmed by his confidence […]

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

Undoing Christian Nationalism Title It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

This week’s Supreme Court decision allowing some sectarian prayer at city council meetings is a deeply disappointing betrayal of America’s honored progressive values. Once again, the lopsided conservative majority has proudly announced that it is on the wrong side of history. We were not surprised to see the four staunchly nonprogressive justices huddle together in […]

Shame on legislators for unconstitutional prayer bill in South Carolina

South Carolina state representatives have been pushing a new prayer bill that would turn back the clock on constitutional rights. House Bill 3526 would add a new school prayer provision to state law, which already provides for a moment of silence to start each school day. The bill directs that, during the minute of mandatory […]

Don’t ‘discount’ civil rights

‘Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and advocates, […]

Islamic Center not a state/church violation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is receiving a new variation on crank mail — religious-right folk filling out our online form facetiously to report the same so-called state/church violation: the “mosque being built at Ground Zero.” They demand to know why FFRF isn’t suing over this “violation.” It is telling that the group that is […]