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

Good news: fundamentalist Good News Club struggling in Milwaukee

The Good News Club wants to convert your children using a combination of fear, tasty snacks and the public schools. And it’s failing in Milwaukee. 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

If “God’s eye” is on our country like it is on the sparrow, then we are in deep trouble. It’s a good thing we have a secular Constitution to govern us when a deity cannot. Read more

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