Ohio Newspaper Refuses to Run ‘It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church’ Ad

The Freedom From Religion Foundation planned to run their “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church” ad in the Daily Standard newspaper (based in Celina, Ohio) this Saturday. They paid for the ad a month ago (click to enlarge PDF): But earlier this week, they were told by the publisher that the paper would no [Read More...]

When a Public High School Football Coach Takes His Team to Church for Food and Sermons, Why Is Anyone Defending Him?

Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Georgia has a problem. The football team is led by someone who thinks it’s his duty to preach to students instead of just coaching them. According to a letter (PDF) the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Walker County Schools superintendent: … on game day, [coach Mark] Mariakis takes the [Read More...]

A Texas County Will Etch a Christian Cross Into Its Seal

There doesn’t appear to be a high-res version of the Travis County, Texas seal anywhere online. Just small images like this one: I’ve been staring at that picture and others like it for about 20 minutes now… because, supposedly, there’s a cross in the sky. I don’t see it in any of the images online. [Read More...]

Memo to Mississippi: You Can’t Have School-Sponsored Prayers at Football Games

For many Christians, it’s not enough that they can pray silently to themselves before a big game. It’s not even enough that they can pray out loud while they’re sitting in the bleachers. They won’t rest until their Christian prayers are recited over the intercom system so the whole stadium can hear them. And that’s [Read More...]

FFRF Loses Challenge to Stop Arizona Day of Prayer

Back in January, FFRF sued Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to stop her from holding another Day of Prayer (PDF). The problem with suing on principle — “It’s unconstitutional” — is that courts don’t always care. They want to know if you’ve been injured in some way. That’s why it’s so hard to get “Under God” removed [Read More...]


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