Christkindlmarket in Downtown Chicago Now Includes an Atheist Banner and a Giant Scarlet “A”

If you’re in Chicago and walking through Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza, make sure you take some pictures next to the atheist display that just went up yesterday:

The whole thing was put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Metropolitan Chicago chapter. It includes an 8.5-foot-tall Scarlet A and this banner:

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Against Atheists Suing the State Over Its “Day of Prayer” Proclamations

For years now, Colorado governors have been issuing proclamations in support of the Day of Prayer:

Several years ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (along with a few of their Colorado-based members) filed a lawsuit against the state in order to put a stop to that. They said the proclamations made them “feel like political outsiders” by endorsing religion, which also violated the state’s Constitution.

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Oklahoma School District Finally Rejects Hobby Lobby-Sponsored Bible Curriculum

Earlier this year, before the Supreme Court decision came down, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green announced that he had developed a Bible curriculum for public schools and that Oklahoma’s Mustang Public Schools board had voted to approve it and become the first district to implement it. The course would focus on the “narrative, history and impact of the Good Book.”



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Conservative Group Sues IRS for Not Turning Over Correspondence with FFRF Regarding Politician-Endorsing Churches

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. (Part of the problem was that there was a [Read More…]

FFRF Urges IRS to Investigate Ken Ham’s Noah’s Ark Theme Park

Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham‘s ministry, is a religious non-profit. That’s why the Creation Museum can require you to sign a “statement of faith” if you want to work there.

Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park that’s eligible for millions of dollars in tax rebates, is a for-profit business. They cannot discriminate in hiring.

Sounds simple enough.



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