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Bad governors and teachers, essay winners, unwarranted legal defeat, and atheist activism

East Baton Rouge 9 22 Bad governors and teachers, essay winners, unwarranted legal defeat, and atheist activism

What a range we cover at the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a typical week. We started off the week vehemently objecting to a highly religious and discriminatory outing that a Louisiana school district recently encouraged its students to attend. “We’ve witnessed over the years some outrageous religious events that public schools participated in,” says […]

Yeshiva University’s ‘nuclear approach’ a display of bigotry

Yeshiva Yeshiva University's 'nuclear approach' a display of bigotry

By Kat Grant Equal Justice Works Fellow Freedom From Religion Foundation The fight for LGBTQ-plus rights and for the protection of the separation of state and church are inextricably linked.In an ongoing installment of this fight, we have the judicial tussle involving Yeshiva University, one of the largest Modern Orthodox Jewish universities in the United States, […]

The week that was, digested just for you seculars

Abort Theocracy The week that was, digested just for you seculars

The news cycle moves with dizzying speed these days. So, for the benefit of those of you who feel like you’re getting whiplash in trying to keep up with state/church and secular developments, here are highlights of the week, digested just for you. Celebrate the rise of the Nones Uncork your champagne bottle! The Pew […]

Transparency is not enough for New York’s yeshiva problem

shutterstock 424727155 Transparency is not enough for New York’s yeshiva problem

Earlier this week, the New York Times published a blistering exposé on Hasidic Jewish yeshivas in New York that have failed students to a staggering degree. At Hasidic boys’ schools in particular, so much of the high schoolers’ days are spent studying religious texts that there is virtually no time left for basic academics. Graduates […]