Spare us your ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ — Actions Speak Louder

shutterstock 341563460 e1507578341426 Spare us your ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ — Actions Speak Louder

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 […]

All the good stuff at work

1womensequality All the good stuff at work

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.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

Undoing Christian Nationalism Title It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

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 […]

Greece v. Galloway – The path forward. . .

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 […]

We protested Perry in 100-plus heat and survived!

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 […]