Want to win an election? Court secular voters, not Christian conservatives

Donald Trump asked his audience to raise their hands if they were Christian conservatives. He may have been joking, but the joke is based on the unsubstantiated truism in American politics that one has to pander to religion to win higher office. While Trump may simply have been flippant, mixing religion and politics is serious. [Read more…]

‘See You At The Pole’ Sept 28: What to watch out for

Tomorrow is “See You At The Pole,” the annual Christian student prayer event. Here’s what to watch out for. [Read more…]

A salon on religious freedom in Thomas Jefferson’s dining room

An atheist attorney revels in the wonder of discussing religious liberty in Thomas Jefferson’s intimate country retreat, Poplar Grove, as part of a salon series. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: In the thick of things

We here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are always in the thick of things. Contests, victories, interventions, member action alerts, a radio show and a big convention—we’re always in the middle of so much. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: We’re caught up in football mania

It’s the start of football season, and we here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are caught up in football mania. Well, sort of. [Read more…]

Mother Teresa & Phyllis Schlafly: Reactionary handmaidens

The recent coincidence of the “sainthood” of “Mother” Teresa and the death of anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly provides an irresistible chance to reflect on the Catholic Church’s use of its dutiful handmaidens. [Read more…]

National Catholic Register blog denigrates FFRF and nonbelievers

Roman Catholic fundamentalist Angelo Stagnaro has maligned me and the Freedom From Religion Foundation — and the freethought movement as a whole.
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Special Weekly Report: More than enough to keep us occupied

Slow is a relative term for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but this week was less hectic than some as we head into the Labor Day weekend. Even so, there was more than enough to keep us occupied. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: All the good stuff at work

FFRF Director of Communications Amit Pal discusses all the good work we have been doing, including legal victories, our Nothing Fails Like Prayer contest and our recent lawsuit in Pennsylvania. [Read more…]

Federal court realizes Hobby Lobby legacy and upholds discrimination in name of God

Using the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Hobby Lobby case, a Michigan court allowed a religious employer to fire a transgender employee because “the Bible teaches that God creates people male or female,” and having a transgender employee “would be violating God’s law.” It’s time to repeal RFRA. [Read more…]


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