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Five things you need to know about the Supreme Court draft abortion opinion

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The legal team at the Freedom From Religion Foundation was still digesting Monday’s unanimous opinion by the Supreme Court regarding a request to fly a Christian flag at Boston City Hall, when Politico later that night released its blockbuster leak over a pending abortion case. The leaked document was a draft opinion in the Dobbs […]

A bad Supreme Court, a new podcast, a Jan. 6 report — and our convention

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have a smorgasbord to offer you this week — including a variety of preview samplings of our annual convention being held in San Antonio late October. A bad Supreme Court considers a praying coach case We closely followed the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case […]

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 […]

Anti-vax cases in the military are baseless

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This blog is the second installment in a series examining legal challenges to vaccine requirements based on religion. Click here for the first installment. Recent challenges to Covid-19 vaccination requirements for members of the military highlight some troubling trends: Anti-vaxxers are pressing their beliefs as “religious” in court, and the courts seem poised to entertain […]

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

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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 […]

Misinformation and religious privilege at the Supreme Court

KennedyPraying Misinformation and religious privilege at the Supreme Court

An upcoming religion case at the Supreme Court will offer the chance to find out just how willing the court is to buy into misinformation to justify its preferred outcome. The smart money is on the members of its ultraconservative majority being all too willing to disregard the truth in order to privilege religion. The […]

No assembly required: Public schools must keep evangelizers out

When I was in school, there was nothing quite as exciting as missing class for a special presentation or assembly. I would relish the chance to break the monotony of the school day for something unexpected, and probably would have attended any presentation (not that school children are given much of a choice). For this […]

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. […]