Extreme religious groups are behind fight over transgender rights

Transgender Rights

Earlier this month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in a case challenging Indiana’s ban on trans girls playing sports and the law’s “grievance procedure” requirement. The National Women’s Law Center wrote the excellent brief and nearly 60 organizations joined. After FFRF announced that it had signed on to the brief, some of its […]

Veterans Day, John “Q” de Lancie, election victories and Iran

Separation of state and church

We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation focus on a variety of issues that the separation of state and church has an impact on, and this week proved especially busy in that way. We cheered abortion access ballot victories on Election Day, since organized opposition to abortion is religion propelled. Abortion access received solid backing […]

Nonbelievers are the future

James Haught W VA Nonbelievers are the future

I was delighted to be chosen for one of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s full-page ads proclaiming “I’m secular . . . and I vote” in state capitals across America. Even though I’m in my 90s and fading, it made me feel that I still can fight for the noble cause of freethought. The ads […]

Our Supreme Court brief, successes in Congress, local triumphs and incisive blogs

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The judiciary, the legislature and the executive — we’ve been working on all three branches of government on behalf of the secular community. The U.S. Supreme Court must dismiss a manufactured case of a Colorado business so that religious discrimination is thwarted, we’re insisting in an amicus brief filed before it. We are deeply troubled […]

Media attention, Biden administration, Supreme Court and intellectual treats

ChristianFlag Media attention, Biden administration, Supreme Court and intellectual treats

It’s icing on the cake for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation when our endeavors receive media play — and this week there was plenty of icing. “A S​​helby County teacher has been warned against promoting Christianity at Calera High School after school officials were alerted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation about his […]

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.

Easter fools, April Fools and Jesus’ pundits

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The chance overlap of April 1, a static day, and Easter, a Christian holiday, is because of Easter’s pagan origins. Easter doesn’t fall on a particular day: If Jesus existed and was crucified, we have no idea when. Instead, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. If that sounds pretty damn pagan, it’s because it is.