South Carolina Student Files Lawsuit Against School District

Yesterday. Max Nielson filed a lawsuit (PDF) with the help of FFRF against Lexington/Richland District 5 on the grounds that the prayer that was to happen during his graduation would be unconstitutional. There was a vote by the senior class earlier in the semester to determine whether or not to have a prayer during graduation, but [Read More...]

South Carolina Superintendent Chooses To Go Forward with High School Graduation Prayer

Last week, Max Nielson contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation to file a complaint against Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Irmo has a long standing tradition on holding a vote among the seniors as to whether or not to have a prayer during the graduation ceremony. The school district ignored the cease and [Read More...]

Another Student Challenges His High School’s Graduation Prayer

A few years ago, I graduated from Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Over the past few years, Irmo has been no stranger to controversy. In 1998, they cancelled a concert by the Indigo Girls due to the duo’s homosexuality. During my senior year, they tried to block the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance [Read More...]

Colorado Governor’s Day of Prayer Proclamations Ruled Unconstitutional!

This is a big deal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation just won a legal battle against the former and current governors of Colorado regarding their proclamations in support of the Day of Prayer. The three-judge panel issued this unanimous ruling today (PDF): A reasonable observer would conclude that these proclamations send the message that those [Read More...]

The Memorial Cross in Woonsocket Needs to Get Off Government Property

There’s a memorial in Woonsocket, Rhode Island dedicated to local veterans killed in World Wars I and II. It was built in 1921. It sits on government property. And it looks like this: My first thought when I heard about the story was that it was similar to the 9/11 Cross and Seven in Heaven [Read More...]


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