June 15, 2018

We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been faced with a barrage recently, but we’re been well prepared to fight back. Read more

June 15, 2018

American history consistently features preachers and politicians thumping the bible to rationalize atrocities. From the First Congress up through the Civil War, American politicians used the bible to justify slavery. Even before that, the Pilgrims justified the genocide of the Pequots on biblical grounds. The bible was used to argue for segregation as much, if not more, than it was used to argue against segregation. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued that long, shameful tradition. Both invoked the bible to defend the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Read more

June 14, 2018

If Pence or Abbott cared anything for the oaths they swore or understood the document they promised to preserve, protect, and defend, they would not have sought out or accepted the speaking engagements in the first place. But they don’t. They profess to care about a Constitution that does not exist. They are working toward a Constitution that creates two classes of people: Christians and everyone else. Though this is never explicit, it is one of the central goals of Christian nationalism and that is why Christian nationalism is a threat to our Constitution — one that FFRF will continue to beat back. Read more

June 8, 2018

We spent a good amount of time this week illuminating matters for our public officials. Read more

June 1, 2018

FFRF Co-President Dan Barker recently went down to Peru to be the opening speaker at a continent-wide freethought conference — the first of its kind! Read more

May 25, 2018

We’ve been soaring high lately at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Read more

May 24, 2018

By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation A bill to put “In God We Trust” in public schools. A resolution declaring this the “Year of the Bible.” Another bill declaring that “wildlife found in this state is the property of Almighty God.” A law mandating the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on public land. These moves are unconstitutional because the government is promoting religion. But often, they are as much a political tool as… Read more

May 24, 2018

Elizabeth Cavell & Andrew L. Seidel Constitutional Attorneys Freedom From Religion Foundation Yet another religious leader has fallen from grace . . . but it was a soft landing. Amid allegations of telling rape victims to remain silent and forgive their assailants, counseling abused wives to stay and pray, and commenting on the attractiveness of teenage girls, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has “quietly replaced” Paige Patterson as president, according to NPR. The Washington Post reported that Patterson counseled a… Read more

May 18, 2018

What bigger entity to take on than Congress? Read more

May 16, 2018

The argument that Pence himself is driving people away from religion is obviously ridiculous, but far less so than Pence’s claim about Trump. In fact, the virulent strain of Christianity to which Pence adheres — a strain that believes it has a god-given right to use the machinery of the state to impose itself on other citizens — might actually be driving the younger generation away from religion. The anti-gay, anti-equality, anti-woman, racist religion that Pence openly preaches repels the more tolerant millennials and Generation Z-ers. Unlike Pence’s claim, there’s research to back this idea up. Read more

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