FFRF Sends Letter to Oklahoma House of Worship

Remember when Oklahoma’s Rep. George Faught invited Pastor Bill Ledbetter of Fairview Baptist Church to speak to the House of Representatives? It happened a couple of weeks ago. In case you missed it, here’s the video and my take on it: Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter (PDF) to Speaker of [Read More...]

Hawaii Settles Court Case with Protesting Atheists for $100,000

On April 29th, 2010, Mitch Kahle of the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church and Kevin Hughes protested an invocation prayer in the Hawaii State Legislature. Long story short, the Sergeant at Arms wanted him to leave, Kahle resisted, the resulting skirmish was all caught on tape, Kahle and Hughes were roughed [Read More...]

A Day Of Prayer During the Year of Bible in Pennsylvania

It’s already the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania, thanks to Rep. Rick Saccone‘s House Resolution 535 (PDF). But apparently, the state’s not Christian enough yet, and that’s why House Resolution 609 (PDF) has been introduced by Democrat Thomas R. Caltagirone: WHEREAS, Prayer is regarded by millions as the most important utterance for the benefit [Read More...]

National Atheist Party Responds to Criticism About Inviting Westboro Baptist Church to Reason Rally

This is a guest post by Lee Moore and leaders of the National Atheist Party. … Our recent invitation to the Westboro Baptist church has sparked a bit of controversy. Kelley Freeman described our invitation as “[poking] a rattlesnake with a stick,” but we just don’t see it that way. Reactions from others have been [Read More...]

Councillor Puts a Stop to Local Government Prayer in New Zealand

For 170 years now, the Wanganui District Council and its predecessors in New Zealand have been saying a prayer at meetings. Since 2004, the prayer went something like this: Eternal God, source of all wisdom; As we reflect upon all those good things that we enjoy in this city and district, help us to make [Read More...]