Freethought NOW!

Never a dull moment

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We are wishing a wonderful weekend of celebrating freethought to our staff and attendees at the convention this weekend.

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.

American politicians use the bible to justify atrocities … again

American history consistently features preachers and politicians thumping the bible to rationalize atrocities. From the First Congress up through the Civil War, American politicians used the bible to justify slavery. Even before that, the Pilgrims justified the genocide of the Pequots on biblical grounds. The bible was used to argue for segregation as much, if not more, than it was used to argue against segregation. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued that long, shameful tradition. Both invoked the bible to defend the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

We’re in the middle of a whirlwind

1wallbetweenchurchstate We’re in the middle of a whirlwind

We’re in the middle of a whirlwind at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Of course, the brand-new presidential administration can claim credit for that.