The Lodi Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

The city of Lodi, California used to allow non-denominational, non-sectarian prayers before City Council meetings. That was a bad idea back in May when it was instituted. Somehow, they’ve made it worse. On Wednesday night, the Lodi (California) City Council voted unanimously, 5-0, to allow uncensored prayers before meetings. That is to say, you can [Read More...]

Guess Where Newt Gingrich Premiered His Movie About America’s “Godly Heritage”?

It’s bad enough that the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. is engraving “In God We Trust” in a prominent place. (FFRF is suing, but they’ve had no success yet.) Guess how conservatives are celebrating? By premiering a movie in the building. The title: Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, a documentary by Newt [Read More...]

A Pathetic Response to FFRF’s Memphis Challenge

Marilyn Loeffel of the Memphis Commercial Appeal doesn’t like the fact that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to stop the Memphis City Council from opening sessions with prayer. And she uses her brilliant insight to tell us why FFRF is wrong: A group in Wisconsin is interfering with our lifestyle down here in [Read More...]

FFRF Warns Memphis City Council Not to Open Sessions with Christian Prayers

The Memphis (Tennessee) City Council allows a “Chaplain of the Day” to open sessions with prayer. They also give clergy a goodie bag. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter requesting the council to stop that practice, and a lawsuit is forthcoming if they don’t. You can read that letter along with some of [Read More...]

When Dan Met Annie Laurie

Dan Barker is the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor. Even if you’ve read Dan’s book, the story of how he met Annie Laurie is unique and hilarious It involves an almost-lost letter and Oprah Winfrey: My favorite bit comes at the 5:20 mark (but it makes [Read More...]