FFRF Warns Memphis City Council Not to Open Sessions with Christian Prayers

The Memphis (Tennessee) City Council allows a “Chaplain of the Day” to open sessions with prayer. They also give clergy a goodie bag. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter requesting the council to stop that practice, and a lawsuit is forthcoming if they don’t. You can read that letter along with some of [Read More...]

Nontheistic Groups Join Coalition Urging Obama to Disavow Religious Discrimination

A group of organizations that support religious liberty sent a letter (PDF) to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday. The coalition includes the American Humanist Association, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, American Civil Liberties Union, Interfaith Alliance, Center for Inquiry, and the Secular Coalition for America. The issue at hand is an Office [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer Exposes Fundamentalist Christianity on The Rachel Maddow Show

Last night, my TV was on but I wasn’t really paying attention… all of a sudden, I heard some of the harshest criticism of fundamentalist Christianity I’ve ever heard on network television. I stopped doing my work and started watching. I’m pretty sure my mouth was gaped open the whole time. It was amazing to [Read More...]

Celebrate Ten Years of NOSHA in Louisiana

The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is celebrating its tenth anniversary tomorrow (Friday) night! Sean Faircloth from the Secular Coalition for America is the guest speaker. There’s also a cash bar involved. All the details can be found here. Student tickets are only $15 and dinner is included! Congratulations to the group for a decade [Read More...]

Ten Commandments Tablet Gets Placed in Louisiana Park by Former City Councilman

Check out the new Ten Commandments tablet now up in a Louisiana park: Not so coincidentally, there’s a public high school right across the street from it. Where did it come from? According to The Baton Rouge Advocate, A.T. Furr, a former city councilman — he “paid for the marker and its installation.” Mayor Harold [Read More...]