We’ve been celebrating

We’ve been celebrating here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Read more

An Open Letter to U.S. Air Force Chaplain Sonny Hernandez

To Captain Sonny Hernandez, Chaplain for the U.S. Air Force Reserves: Dear Captain Hernandez, This is a response to your recent misguided rant about the “duties” of Christian military chaplains to “avoid supporting or accommodating evil.” You make it clear that by “evil” you mean the American values of religious pluralism and the constitutional right of non-Christians and the nonreligious to freely exercise their beliefs. Your ideas are unworthy and un-American. The tirade was meant to encourage other military chaplains… Read more

Yes, Questions of Religion Can Be Fair Game for Senate Confirmation Hearings

If someone who wants to be a judge believes that her religion should trump her oath of office, is it fair for those vetting the judge to ask her about that belief? According to some, questioning a person about his or her religion is off limits because our Constitution prohibits religious tests for public office. And it does, but it also requires that judges swear an oath to uphold that Constitution. A recent manufactured conflict along these lines is breeding… Read more

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Expose the Futility of Prayer

This year’s hurricane season proves beyond all doubt that nothing fails like prayer. Read more

Weekly Report: Our Defenses Are up

Summer is over and theocrats are back at it again, trying to force their religious agenda on our secular republic. Read more

Weekly Report: We’re creating major buzz

It was nice for me to come back to our office from vacation and find the Freedom From Religion Foundation creating major buzz. Read more

Weekly Report: The ABCs of atheism

Here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation we’ve been preparing for September by schooling public officials, school districts, and the Facebook community and radio listeners on nontheism and simple ways to keep religion out of government. Read more

Weekly Report: Good news and bad news

At the Freedom From Religion Foundation, we’ve been spending this past week of summer taking a stand against threats to the core American principles we work to uphold. Read more

Religion and racism, atheism and the Alt-Right

When it comes to hateful ideological movements, religion has always provided hateful tyranny a helping hand. As James Madison observed, “Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty, may have found an established Clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just Government instituted to secure & perpetuate it needs them not.” This is true for religion’s role in slavery and segregation and the subjugation of women and terrorism and LGBTQ rights and on and on. This list is incredibly long, but a few… Read more

Weekly Report: We got our message out

We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation believe in getting our message out in as many ways as possible — and we did particularly well with that this week. Read more

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