Weekly Report: We got our message out

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. Debating on Fox Our Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel was on “Fox & Friends” (reportedly a favorite of President Trump) the past weekend, and he acquitted himself admirably. “‘Fox & Friends’ brought on Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Andrew Seidel yesterday to discuss the infusion... Read more

Good news: fundamentalist Good News Club struggling in Milwaukee

Amid all the bleakness, there is a bit of good news: The Good News Club, which aims to “save” children, is having a hard time in Milwaukee. A screenshot from one of the CEF training videos. Your’e a sinner and you’re going to hell, unless…. The Good News Club wants to convert your children using a combination of fear, tasty snacks and the public schools. The club employs food, games and prizes to entice children into... Read more

Evangelical adviser pushes Trump toward biblical nuclear strike

With the world nearing the nuclear brink, megachurch preacher Robert Jeffress can scarcely contain his apocalyptic glee. Eager to pour gasoline on a mercifully smoldering fire, Jeffress spouted his uneducated opinion to the Washington Post about nuclear statecraft and diplomatic relations: “When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress... Read more

Fox News host who kicked me off his show gets kicked off himself

Dan Barker Co-President Freedom From Religion Foundation The man who kicked me off his Fox News show for “denigrating the name of Jesus” has now been suspended from Fox News for allegedly sexually harassing co-workers. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhDsdH0vF2M[/youtube] After allegations that Eric Bolling, a conservative Christian host and commentator with Fox News, had sent lewd photographs of male genitalia to multiple female colleagues, the news outlet has started a formal investigation. This accusation of sexual misconduct is the most recent to besiege... Read more

“Pro bono” religious law firms are costing taxpayers millions and blaming everyone else

The $225,000 taxpayers owe for Kim Davis’ bigoted stand against marriage equality is just the tip of a multimillion-dollar iceberg. By Andrew L. Seidel Constitutional Attorney, Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation Kentucky taxpayers owe the ACLU nearly $225,000 because Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, wanted to use her public office to impose religious law. In the name of her god, she wanted to deny LGBT couples a right guaranteed to them by the Constitution and upheld... Read more

Weekly Report: Calm is only relative for us

Even relatively calmer weeks here for us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are just that — calmer only relatively. We may not have raised as much Cain this week as we sometimes do, but we did our fair share. An appalling waste of time We expressed our dismay at the waste of time and money exemplified by the weekly White House bible study sessions. “Study the bible in your private capacity, not in your official capacity and at your... Read more

Special Weekly Report: No lazy days of summer for us

It may be the lazy days of summer for some, but we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are still at it, working to keep the constitutional wall of separation intact. We believe in vacations and time off. But while we’re here at the office, we strive mightily. Sweet victories That’s why it was sweet for us to recently obtain a couple of victories. A Wisconsin school district agreed to turn off a constantly playing Christian radio station in a... Read more

Special Weekly Report: We’re back in fighting mode

We’re back in fighting mode at the Freedom From Religion Foundation after the celebrations last week. Highlights from the Darrow statue inaugural Much of our attention was recently preoccupied with the unveiling of the larger-than-life Clarence Darrow statue at the site of the legendary Scopes evolution trial in Dayton, Tenn., attended by our Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. FFRF Multimedia Producer Bruce Johnson has composed a great short video, consisting of the historical background of the trial and... Read more

FFRF fights for education and women’s rights

By Sam Grover Associate Counsel Freedom From Religion Foundation Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak in the Wisconsin Capitol on a proposed bill that would make it illegal for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to train its obstetrics and gynecology residents in how to perform abortions. FFRF opposes this bill because it advances an age-old religious attack on education and women. And it does so without any secular justification. Below is a copy of my... Read more

Special Weekly Report: We Are Celebrating!

By Amit Pal Director of Communications Freedom From Religion Foundation The grand Darrow statue We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are celebrating this week. There’s a lot to rejoice about. To begin with, earlier today there was the grand unveiling of a larger-than-life Clarence Darrow statue largely underwritten by us (that means you) at the site of the famous Scopes evolution trial in Dayton, Tenn. The event received a lot of media attention. “Among those at the official dedication... Read more