When Dan Met Annie Laurie

Dan Barker is the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor. Even if you’ve read Dan’s book, the story of how he met Annie Laurie is unique and hilarious It involves an almost-lost letter and Oprah Winfrey: My favorite bit comes at the 5:20 mark (but it makes [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Campaign in… San Francisco!

The Freedom From Religion Foundation will be putting their messages on 75 buses in San Francisco over the next month. In addition to the exterior ads, there will also be 200 interior bus signs. Considering the city already has relatively few believers, this almost seems like overkill. But you never know who may be helped [Read More...]

FFRF Responds to UU World Advertising Controversy

Yesterday, I mentioned that the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ad in the Unitarian Universalists’ magazine UU World garnered several complaints. Business manager Scott Ullrich even issued an apology to the magazine’s readers. I have come to the conclusion that it was a mistake to run this particular ad. While the stated mission of the Freedom [Read More...]

Unitarian Universalists Complain About Atheist Ads

***Update***: Here is the ad in question (PDF) … UU World is the free denominational magazine for the Unitarian Unversalist Association. In their Fall, 2009 issue, they printed a paid ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I don’t have a scan of it at the moment, but to my understanding, it featured their six [Read More...]

Cherry Creek School District Lawsuit Settled

A while back, Cherry Creek Public Schools began promoting “40 Developmental Assets” — a program that would help students become “responsible and confident young adults.” One of those assets was Asset Number 19. It suggested “young adults spend one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation [Read More...]