Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL pastors, sheriffs — we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation tangled with a lot of people this week. We condemned McConnell’s spurious assertion about nonreligious Americans celebrating the disastrous recent Supreme Court rulings. “We are not celebrating that states are mandated to provide taxpayer dollars to discriminatory religious schools providing […]
We’ve reached the end of another busy week here at FFRF, and things went from bad to worse in this country as the week went on. From ugly to just plain ugh. FFRF condemns decision to overturn Roe v. Wade The biggest news of the week, of course, is that the Supreme Court effectively overturned […]
We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation came to grips with a variety of issues this week. The Religious Right’s assault on women’s rights has been increasingly concerning to us — aided and abetted by the reactionary Supreme Court. We agreed with Justice Sonia Sotomayor that the impact of the court’s failure to block the […]
We were busy combating the U.S. Congress in court this week. FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel presented oral arguments before the D.C. circuit court as part of our efforts to open up the nation’s legislative chambers to atheists and freethinkers.
On Thursday, we filed a lawsuit in D.C. District Court against the IRS on behalf of our charitable arm, Nonbelief Relief.
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.
FFRF has already sued the IRS on a nearly identical issue and won.
Are you as troubled as I to see the evangelical “kingmakers” — Focus on the Family founder James Dobson; American Family Association President Donald Wildmon; Family Research Council President Tony Perkins; Southern Baptist blowhard Richard Land; Roman Catholic leader Deal Hudson; notorious “End Times” San Antonio televangelist John Hagee; Family Research Council’s Gary Bauer, etc. […]