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Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL preachers and baptizing sheriffs

GodandGov Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, ex-NFL preachers and baptizing sheriffs

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 […]

Two court victories in West Virginia highlight big week at FFRF

Parkersburg WV Lawsuit SS 2022 Two court victories in West Virginia highlight big week at FFRF

The Freedom From Religion Foundation just planted a couple of victory flags at the top of the Mountain State as part of a busy and productive week for the state/church watchdog. Lordy, lordy look who’s not gonna be praying anymore On Tuesday, it was announced that FFRF and two of its members have won a […]

Thomas Paine, a secular Easter, a Pulitzer-winning guest and a freethought university

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have seen the secular agenda pushed forward in a number of directions recently — with a bit of nudging from us. A prominent scholar and historian has endorsed the construction of a statue of “Forgotten Founder” Thomas Paine that we’re fighting for in the nation’s capital — providing […]

Constitutional corrections, senatorial rebukes, national TV ads and student activists

Practice Pluralism AAA Constitutional corrections, senatorial rebukes, national TV ads and student activists

Ending daily intercom school prayer, rebuking U.S. senators and statehouses, running our ad on prominent TV shows and interviewing student activists — we  at the Freedom From Religion Foundation do all this and much more in a regular week. Our objection to daily intercom prayer in a Louisiana elementary school quickly had the desired effect. […]

A Supreme brief, Ukrainian relief, a congressional interview, and media attention

KennedyPraying A Supreme brief, Ukrainian relief, a congressional interview, and media attention

It’s no April Fool’s joke how much we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are able to contend with in a regular week. We filed a compelling brief (signed by other secular groups) before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of a praying football coach who has achieved national notoriety. The court mystifyingly agreed […]

Joint missions, boycotts, awards, media mentions, and a jazzy TV treat

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From embarking on joint missions with eminent personalities and handing out awards to receiving media coverage and calling for boycotts — the Freedom From Religion Foundation gets an amazing amount accomplished in a single week. We’re launching a venture with Ann Druyan, who is, of course, the co-creator along with her husband Carl Sagan of […]

Abortion rights, African humanism, Hindu nationalism and the inventor of the essay

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Local, state-level, national or international — the Freedom From Religion Foundation is on it no matter at which level secular issues are at play. We commended President Biden’s mostly positive State of the Union address, especially the way it admirably defended Roe v. Wade. We will continue to urge the president to use his platform […]

Congressional success, avoiding bad thinking, the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church

VoiceOfReason Congressional success, avoiding bad thinking, the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church

Even a regular week for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation is crammed full of activity. We followed up on our mobilization against the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month with an analysis revealing our effectiveness. Only five House Democrats and 11 Republicans were listed this year as “honorary House Committee” members, we emphasized. […]