FFRF Creates a New Scholarship for Brave Atheists

The Freedom From Religion Foundation just announced the creation of the “Atheists in Foxholes Support Fund.” The fund will offer scholarships and help to “persons who exhibit bravery in furthering the cause and experience hardship because of that stand.” Take a wild guess at the first (and very deserving) recipient: The Foundation announced today its [Read More...]

Atheists Victorious Again: Public School That Invited Christian Rapper B-SHOC to Perform Settles Lawsuit

You might remember when Christian rapper B-SHOC (a.k.a. Bryan Edmonds) was invited to speak at an assembly at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson, South Carolina this past September. Here’s how that went (the relevant part begins at the 3:04 mark): Even the New York Times covered the incident and called it part of a [Read More...]

Arizona Governor Sued Over Constitutionality of ‘Day of Prayer’

Last Tuesday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued (PDF) to prevent Arizona Governor Jan Brewer from holding another Day of Prayer: FFRF claims that the Day of Prayer proclamation violates Article II, Section 12 in the Arizona Constitution… No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise, or instruction, or to [Read More...]

Church/State Separation Billboard To Go Up in Rhode Island

Beginning on Monday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation will sponsor their first billboard in Rhode Island (on Interstate 295 at Route 2 in Warwick): Annie Laurie Gaylor, Foundation co-president, said it’s fitting that the campaign has expanded to Rhode Island, which was founded by Roger Williams, a strong advocate of keeping religion out of government [Read More...]

Christian Proselytizing in Public Schools Is Becoming An Epidemic

The New York Times has an article in today’s paper about the recent proliferation of incidents in which public school teachers/administrators are proselytizing to students — or letting others do it on their behalf. It’s not enough that they can teacher children about Christianity. They want to convert the kids, often against the wishes of [Read More...]


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