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Constitutional corrections, senatorial rebukes, national TV ads and student activists

Practice Pluralism AAA Constitutional corrections, senatorial rebukes, national TV ads and student activists

Ending daily intercom school prayer, rebuking U.S. senators and statehouses, running our ad on prominent TV shows and interviewing student activists — we  at the Freedom From Religion Foundation do all this and much more in a regular week. Our objection to daily intercom prayer in a Louisiana elementary school quickly had the desired effect. […]

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 […]

Vaccines, abortion rights highlight another busy week at FFRF

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Boy, it sure would be nice if FFRF didn’t HAVE to be so busy every week. But since we are fighting for your constitutional (and human) rights, there is no shortage of battles to be fought. And each week we unfortunately find (or are pointed to) more issues we must address. Take, for example, the […]

One neat trick to get out of vaccinations?

Vaccinations

This blog is the first in a series examining legal challenges to vaccine requirements based on religion.   The U.S. Supreme Court decided two high profile cases yesterday involving vaccines. Those cases are about whether OSHA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have the authority to create vaccine regulations for large companies and […]

Winter Solstice celebrations, secular outcomes, media play and must-read columns

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been in a mixed mode this week — part celebratory and part cautionary. We commemorated Bill of Rights Day with an urgent full-page ad in Wednesday’s New York Times. The text warns: “The scales of justice have been alarmingly tipped in favor of a privileged status for […]

Hair of the dog that bit you

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You can cure a hangover with “hair of the dog that bit you.” Or can you? Advice to drink more alcohol to reduce the effects of already having had too much alcohol seems contrary (and unwise). I thought of this ironic phrase when Donald Trump was soundly booed at a rally where he took credit […]

Science and reason must prevail over religious exemption claims

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The battle against science by those faithful claiming they have the right to a “religious exemption” from Covid vaccination mandates is on full display in ongoing lawsuits out of Maine and New York. Both legal fights also shockingly expose the continuing threat of anti-abortion zealotry to a rational American health care policy. Health care workers […]

Women’s rights, Sept. 11, Richard Dawkins & the Dennetts

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Some weeks here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, we simultaneously look back, reflect on the current moment and gaze into the future. For the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have repurposed a column from our Freethought Today newspaper that FFRF Co-President Dan Barker crafted in the immediate aftermath of the horror […]