FFRF Co-Presidents Profiled in Paper

There’s a wonderful feature-length article by Ann Grauvogl in The Daily Page about Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, the co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation: For Gaylor, being at the helm of an advocacy group for nonbelievers is hard work, and she often feels marginalized and demoralized. She cites a Minnesota poll showing [Read More...]

FFRF Puts Atheist Sign in Illinois Capitol Building

Last year, the Illinois Capitol building in Springfield played host to an atheist sign, courtesy of the Freedom From Religion Foundation: This year, the sign will be going back up We don’t think religion, or irreligion, belongs in state capitols,” noted Dan Barker, Foundation co-president and author of the book, “Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher [Read More...]

Yes, Virginia… There Is No God

Since they won’t be putting up Nativity scenes or atheist plaques in the Washington state Capitol Building this year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to buy adspace for a few hundred of these ads on Seattle buses. Provocative? Of course. Accurate? Not in the least. Atheists don’t (and shouldn’t) say, “There is no God” [Read More...]

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...]