Jackson Wants to Teach Christianity in Schools

E.W. Jackson, preacher and former candidate for lt. governor of Virginia, has a radio show. He frequently says really, really stupid things on that radio show. The latest example is this ignorant, inane screed on why public schools should teach Christianity, in response to those After School Satan clubs. … [Read more...]

Barry Lynn is Retiring

For all of my adult life as an activist, one of the best and most effective leaders has been Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Barry is now stepping down and into a life of well-deserved retirement. … [Read more...]

AHA Wins Lawsuit on Religious Field Trips

The American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center won a major victory in Joplin, Missouri, where the public schools regularly took students on field trips to a Christian sports ministry. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. … [Read more...]

Starnes Has a Sad Over Ten Commandments Settlement

Todd Starnes, Fox News' professional hysteric, is upset that a public school in Pennsylvania has settled a suit and agreed to take down a Ten Commandments monument. And he's spouting his usual ridiculous rhetoric over the whole thing while putting his hypocrisy on display. … [Read more...]

PA Ten Commandments Case Settles

One of the two major cases involving Ten Commandments monuments at public schools in Pennsylvania that have led to FFRF lawsuits in recent years has been settled, with the plaintiffs getting what they want, including their legal fees paid. … [Read more...]

6th Circuit: Christian-only Legislative Prayer is Unconstitutional

Here's a church/state case from right here in Michigan that I wasn't aware of. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Jackson County Commission's prayers to open meetings, done by commissioners and always Christian, were a violation of the Establishment Clause. … [Read more...]

Klingenschmitt Calls Former Navy Boss His ‘Spiritual Rapist’

Gordon Klingenschmitt ran for the office of vice chairman of the El Paso County GOP in Colorado. He was soundly defeated. But he heard a rumor that his former superior officer in the Navy, Chaplain Norm Holcomb, was going to speak against him so he went on the attack. … [Read more...]

No, Public Facilities Cannot Refuse to Allow Use by Religious Groups

Here's another case where a government facility that offers its property for use by community groups doesn't get that they can't then say "but no religious groups." This issue was settled, unanimously, by the Supreme Court nearly three decades ago. And this case is here in Michigan. … [Read more...]

Some Southern Baptists Think Only Christians Get Religious Freedom

Two groups within the Southern Baptist Convention, the International Mission Board and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, joined other religious groups in supporting the right of Muslims to build mosques. That has led some high profile Baptists to fly into a rage. … [Read more...]

Court Says No to Pregame Prayers Over Loudspeaker

A case in Florida has been going on for a while now, where a Christian school taking part in the football playoffs was denied the use of the loudspeakers at the game to deliver a prayer. They filed suit and a magistrate judge is now recommending that their suit be denied. … [Read more...]

Meet the American Center for Law and Justice

I have been dealing with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Pat Robertson's response to the ACLU, for something like 25 years. The group, led by Jay Sekulow, is astonishingly hypocritical in its support of religious freedom, financially corrupt and dangerously theocratic. … [Read more...]

FFRF Sues Over Bible Classes in WV Public Schools

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Mercer County schools in West Virginia over weekly Bible classes taught by outside people from a Christian organization, something that is clearly unconstitutional. … [Read more...]