Texas Attorney General: I Support the Cheerleaders and Their Bible-Banners

Remember how the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Kountze Independent School District to stop letting cheerleaders hold run-through banners at football games with Bible verses on them? Now, the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is getting involved. Yesterday, he sent a letter (PDF) to Kountze ISD Superintendent Kevin Weldon “offering assistance” to them: I [Read More...]

After Atheists Voice Dissent, Tucson City Council Rescinds $1,100,000 Gift to Catholic Church

Here’s one way to fix local economies: Put the Freedom From Religion Foundation in charge. They just saved the city of Tucson, Arizona $1,100,000. The backstory is this: Back in July, the Tucson City Council voted 5-2 to use $1,100,000 of taxpayer funds to restore a building owned by the Catholic Church. The Marist building [Read More...]

The Struggle of Leaving Your Faith, Brought to You by Oprah Winfrey Circa 1984

If you’ve ever heard the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker give a talk or if you’ve read his book Godless (a.k.a. Losing Faith in Faith), then you know that he met his future wife (and current FFRF co-president) Annie Laurie Gaylor on a taping of a morning talk show in Chicago hosted by a [Read More...]

University of Tennessee Responds to FFRF: We’re Gonna Keep Praying Before Football Games

There’s been a lot of talk about whether the University of Tennessee (in Knoxville) would be forced to end their pre-game prayers as a result of a letter sent (PDF) to the school by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Yesterday, the school’s Chancellor, Jimmy Cheek, responded to the FFRF with a letter of his own [Read More...]

University of Tennessee: We’re Keeping Our Pre-Game Prayers

About a week ago, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said they would stop their practice of public Christian prayers before home football games. But what about UTC’s sibling school, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville? That’s the school with the major football program, the school where Peyton Manning played, the school where the exact same [Read More...]


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