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 […]

A high-profile W.Va. lawsuit, a Tennessee objection, Thomas Paine and “IM GOD”

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It’s been another eventful week for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation — complete with major news coverage. FFRF filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of nearly a dozen parents and students in a high-profile case over a Christian revival in a West Virginia school that prompted a recent student walkout. The suit has […]

Proposed Thomas Paine D.C. memorial occasion to recall his impact

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Now that Congress is considering a bill — introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin — to memorialize Thomas Paine, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the legacy of our “Forgotten Founder.” In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote that Paine —- the fiery voice of the American Revolution — was a “filthy little atheist.” […]

Christian nationalism, National Prayer Breakfast, Thomas Paine & Ron Reagan

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There have been a lot of exciting things going on at the Freedom From Religion Foundation recently. We are releasing at a special media event next Wednesday a report (crafted by us in collaboration with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, an unlikely but wonderful partner) on the role that Christian nationalism played in […]

National Prayer Breakfast, abortion rights, Breyer’s replacement, and Thomas Paine

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been immersed in steering folks onto the correct constitutional path. Our constitutional lessons to school boards We successfully tutored three separate school boards around the country to halt their unconstitutional practice of prayers at their meetings. “We salute any school district for taking steps to stay secular […]

Thomas Paine quote graces Univ. of Florida’s Heavener Hall thanks to FFRF

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“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to […]