Hemant reports a bit of good news, that the Freedom From Religion Foundation has essentially agreed to become the legal arm of the Secular Student Alliance and to advise and represent students around the country who are thwarted by school administrations when trying to form secular clubs.
“No student should ever be subjected to religious discrimination from their school, but they don’t always know where to turn for help,” said Andrew Seidel, a staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “With today’s partnership, we’re telling students that when push comes to shove, we have their backs.”
“Younger Americans are less religious than ever, and they’re turning from religious congregations to secular communities,” said SSA Communications Director Jesse Galef. “This partnership ensures that students both know their rights and that we’re here to defend them. The message to school administrators is clear: secular students won’t be pushed around any more.”
As Hemant notes, this has been going on unofficially for a while now, but it’s good to formalize that relationship. Andrew Seidel does really good work for FFRF and he’s been a big help to me in reporting and analyzing many stories.