Rapid City, South Dakota Wants to Keep Religious Invocations at City Council Meetings

In Rapid City, South Dakota, the City Council always begins meetings with an invocation delivered by a “local minister“:

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FFRF is Suing Florist Who Refused to Deliver Flowers to Young Atheist

I thought Florist-gate ended a year ago. I was wrong.

The backstory: After Jessica Ahlquist won her legal battle to take down a religious banner from the wall of her public high school, the Freedom From Religion Foundation tried to send her flowers as a congratulatory gift. No florist in the Cranston, Rhode Island area would deliver them to her.

Including Twins Florist: [Read more...]

Atheist Banner Vandal Has Been Charged with Criminal Mischief

Last month, Justin Vacula put up the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square (Pennsylvania):

That banner was hung high above the ground specifically so it wouldn’t get vandalized… but within a day, the banner was cut down and replaced with an American flag.

Not only did someone confess to the crime — there was videotaped evidence of it! [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly Debates FFRF Attorney Over Use of Bible in the Inauguration Ceremony

Should a President be sworn into office with a hand on the Bible?

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says no, Bill O’Reilly says yes, and that means the War on (the weeks after) Christmas lives on!

FFRF’s Andrew Seidel played devil’s advocate last night on The O’Reilly Factor: [Read more...]

We’re Just Trying to Proselytize in Peace!

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