Rep. Mark Pocan Honors Late FFRF Co-Founder for Congressional Record

Earlier today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) stood on the House floor and honored Freedom From Religion Foundation principal founder Anne Nicol Gaylor — who died last month — for the Congressional Record.

According to FFRF, this is what he said:

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Oklahoma Legislator Files Bill to Keep Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

Last week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol was unconstitutional:

But Governor Mary Fallin says the monument isn’t going anywhere. At least not until she’s exhausted every appeal from the other branches of government:

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Bryan Fischer: Marriage Equality Means Christians Will Soon Be Banned from Holding Public Office

Here’s a slippery slope argument for you: Gay marriage is now legal across the country… which means Christians will eventually be forbidden from holding public office.

If that makes sense to you, then you must be Bryan Fischer:



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Lawsuit Filed Against Brevard County (FL) After Officials Block Atheists from Giving Invocations

I posted much of this yesterday, but because of new developments today, I’m putting this right back up with the update.

Nearly a year ago, we learned that the Brevard County Commissioners in Florida (below) had limited their invocations to “faith-based” groups — and the Central Florida Freethought Community could only speak during the “Public Comments” portion of the evening.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 62: Linda Stephens, Co-Plaintiff in Town of Greece v. Galloway

Our latest podcast guest is Linda Stephens, one of the two plaintiffs in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the 2014 Supreme Court case that legalized religious invocations at government meetings (with a few caveats).

Stephens worked as a librarian for two decades, served as president of the Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and was vice president of a local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

We spoke about the worst moment of the oral arguments, how she followed SCOTUSblog.com to get updates on her own lawsuit, and why losing the case has ironically worked out in atheists’ favor.

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