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…]

Kentucky school board member gets schooled on ark park email

A school board member writes a cranky letter to FFRF and gets an unexpected response that schools him on the First Amendment. [Read more…]

Pew report on social politicking reveals troubling trend that FFRF is doing something about

By Rebecca Markert Senior Staff Attorney Freedom From Religion Foundation This week the Pew Research Center released a troubling report on politics in churches. The report Many Americans Hear Politics From the Pulpit, reveals that of the 40% of Americans attending religious services, about two-thirds of them (64%) heard about politics during worship services. When [Read More…]

Getting god out of Texas charter schools: religious exploitation plagues tax-funded system

Tax-funded Texas charter schools are taking advantage of a lack of oversight to indoctrinate kids into Christianity. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: Dog days of summer

By PJ Slinger Freethought Today Editor Freedom From Religion Foundation As we make our way through the dog days of summer, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is keeping the heat on those who attempt to get around the separation of church and state. This week, as we cranked the air-conditioning, we also cranked out several complaints [Read More…]

Ken Ham struggles to defend public school visits to his ark park . . . and fails

Does Ken Ham know, deep down, that public school field trips to the ark park are unconstitutional? Probably, he’s never cited any law and, while giving out admissions discounts, hasn’t put his money where his mouth is. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: We’re engaged at every level

By Amit Pal Director of Communications Freedom From Religion Foundation We’re engaged at every level Here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, we have to be regularly engaged at every level. What’s wrong with being an atheist? We keep a close watch on the national news, and so quickly responded to the weekend revelations that [Read More…]

Bible classes in public schools become more insidious to fly under the radar

FFRF Legal Fellow Madeline Ziegler discusses how bible classes in public schools create the illusion of being secular despite obvious religious elements. [Read more…]

Democrats overeager to compete with GOP’s religiosity

After the over-the-top religiosity of the Republican National Convention, Dems got a jump start on their own shameful religious pandering even before they convened in Philadelphia for their own convention. [Read more…]

Special Weekly Report: A really busy week

There are busy weeks here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and there are really busy weeks. This week fell squarely in the second category. [Read more…]


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