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August 15, 2018
Report on PA abuse confirms: It’s time to quit the Catholic Church
If you stand by the Catholic Church, if you donate time and money to this...
August 07, 2018
No, Rep. Mike Kelly, protecting children from bigotry is not “anti-religious”
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation Rep. Mike Kelly,...
July 18, 2018
Hypocrisy, God, and the Originalism of Judge Kavanaugh
Originalism has plenty of critics, and for good reason, but rarely does an originalist judge...
June 22, 2018
Winning, challenging, debunking and warning: a typical week
Winning and challenging in the courts, debunking biblical and pseudo-constitutional arguments, and warning towns, states...
June 15, 2018
American politicians use the bible to justify atrocities … again
American history consistently features preachers and politicians thumping the bible to rationalize atrocities. From the...
June 14, 2018
Politicians preach Christian nationalism at the Southern Baptist Convention
If Pence or Abbott cared anything for the oaths they swore or understood the document...
May 24, 2018
The Coming Decline of Religious Pandering in Politics
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation A bill to...
May 24, 2018
“Punishment” of Baptist leader shows how religion fails women
Elizabeth Cavell & Andrew L. Seidel Constitutional Attorneys Freedom From Religion Foundation Yet another religious...
May 16, 2018
Probing Pence: Did his Hillsdale College commencement speech get anything right?
The argument that Pence himself is driving people away from religion is obviously ridiculous, but...
May 09, 2018
David and Goliath: The fight to end a billion dollar tax break for “ministers of the gospel”
There’s an old legal adage that’s been reworked many times over. When you don’t have...
April 20, 2018
How important is FFRF’s Morris County victory?
But none of the personal twaddle means the case is important. Or that it has...
April 10, 2018
An open letter to Ralph Drollinger, the pastor who conducts the White House Bible Study
You have no education or training in public service, public policy, government or any of...
April 09, 2018
Pruitt shows that theocrats are more willing to violate other laws
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation Embattled EPA Administrator...
March 30, 2018
Easter fools, April Fools and Jesus’ pundits
The chance overlap of April 1, a static day, and Easter, a Christian holiday, is...
March 29, 2018
An Atheist visits the Museum of the Bible
I wanted to be impressed. I wanted to learn something. I wanted to be pleasantly...
February 23, 2018
Trump panders at CPAC . . . again
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation President Trump, speaking...
January 24, 2018
Why there is a flood of bad bills and what you can do to stop it
Legislators are trying to shore up their base with pandering proposals that have no chance...
January 19, 2018
A letter to President Trump about his Religious Freedom Day proclamation
Dear President Trump, I know that reading and facts aren't really your things. But as I perused your proclamation...
January 16, 2018
On Religious Freedom Day, pondering the gay wedding cake controversy
The freedom of belief is absolute. The freedom to act on those beliefs is not....
December 27, 2017
Trump’s Cabinet prayer and pressure on press
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation At his final...
November 20, 2017
Don’t expect objectivity from the new Museum of the Bible
The Greens have labored to put a veneer of objectivity, legitimacy, and scholarship on their...
October 09, 2017
Spare us your ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ — Actions Speak Louder
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation On any given...
October 05, 2017
O say can you kneel? Free speech and football
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation Freedom of speech...
October 02, 2017
Gun Control and Religious Freedom: How Thinking in Constitutional Absolutes Is Killing People
As a constitutional issue, the gun control debate has a lot in common with the...
September 28, 2017
An open letter to a would-be state attorney general
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation A person who...
September 26, 2017
Churches suing FEMA for recovery funds should lose
By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation It seems that...
September 25, 2017
Churches hit by Harvey and Irma shouldn’t get federal money
Religious freedom demands that churches shouldn't get federal funds to repair or rebuild. Yes, you...
September 20, 2017
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...
August 18, 2017
Weekly Report: Good news and bad news
At the Freedom From Religion Foundation, we’ve been spending this past week of summer taking...
August 17, 2017
Religion and racism, atheism and the Alt-Right
When it comes to hateful ideological movements, religion has always provided hateful tyranny a helping...
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