By not drawing clear lines, the Supreme Court encourages conflict

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Unless you are living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard about some recent Supreme Court cases upending longstanding case law. We depend on the court for guidance on interpreting the Constitution. This court seems particularly fond of moving legal boundaries, but not so fond of providing concrete guidance. Unfortunately, one such recent case, Kennedy […]

John Roberts, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Roger Stone

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation took on the three branches of government this week — and did so much more. We urged Chief Justice John Roberts to probe into a Religious Right outfit’s startling claims that it has prayed with Supreme Court justices inside the court itself. Our letter, written along with two […]

Kennedy v. Bremerton — what the case will mean for students’ rights

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The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to gut constitutional protections for public school student athletes in the name of “religious freedom.” The case in question is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which a former Washington high school football coach, Joe Kennedy, is claiming that the Bremerton district violated his free speech and free exercise […]

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

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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 […]

Our Defenses Are up

Summer is over and theocrats are back at it again, trying to force their religious agenda on our secular republic.