On any given day, ostentatious displays of religion course through social media. After a tragedy, the undercurrent of “thoughts and prayers” becomes a flood. Standing against that current isn’t popular, but at FFRF (one of whose mottos is “Nothing Fails Like Prayer”) we do it anyway. Occasionally, I’ll point out that prayer is not a […]
FFRF Director of Communications Amit Pal discusses all the good work we have been doing, including legal victories, our Nothing Fails Like Prayer contest and our recent lawsuit in Pennsylvania.
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 […]
Dear FFRF, Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Greece v. Galloway is potentially disastrous for state-church separation. This decision could be the equivalent of Dred Scott or Plessy for our cause. FFRF’s new “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” award/contest is a great incentive and call to action and I hope that hundreds or thousands of […]
Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy. — Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce’s words kept going through my head as I looked around at the willful self-deception going on at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Thousands of Christians who were called to worship by […]