FFRF Awards 12-year-old $1,000 Scholarship and Activist Award

There have already been a couple of posts on this site about how the Hamilton County Commissioners (in Tennessee) have been praying “in Jesus’ name” at meetings. 12-year-old Maia Disbrow was one of the people speaking out against the prayers. Here’s video of her speaking to the commissioners: Good morning. My name is Maia Disbrow, [Read More...]

How the FFRF *Really* Operates

Dan Casey of The Roanoke Times wrote an article that is very entertaining if you take it sarcastically… and infuriating if you think he’s being serious. It’s a fictional account of what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Freedom From Religion Foundation: “Next we’ll hear from the atheist in charge of the Blue Ridge Mountains area. [Read More...]

‘Out of the Closet’ Billboard Campaign Begins in Spokane, Washington

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Out of the Closet” billboard campaign — in which real, local atheists appear on the ads — is now up in Spokane, Washington! These are the seven billboards going up this week as part of a month-long campaign: “The nonreligious are at least a quarter, 25% of the Washington adult [Read More...]

Steubenville, Ohio City Logo No Longer Includes a Christian Cross

While we’re talking about city logos with churches in them, here’s a success story: This used to be the logo for Steubenville, Ohio: After the Freedom From Religion Foundation said the cross was a no-no (PDF), the city responded by reverting back to their old logo until they get a new replacement: “We’re pleased with [Read More...]

City Logo Includes Church; Atheists Say Take It Out; Overreaction Ensues

Let’s suppose you were to file a legal complaint against a local government endorsing religion. Maybe it’s that they’re putting up a Nativity Scene at Town Hall, or there’s a copy of the Ten Commandments hanging in the local courthouse. We know exactly how the script goes: 1) Atheists — and it’s almost always atheists [Read More...]


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