Re-fighting Familiar Policy Battles

A quick note before I leave work for the day – The Secular Coalition for America just sent out letters to members of the Senate Finance Committee urging them to oppose two proposed amendments to the healthcare reform bill. Senator Orrin Hatch has submitted amendment #C10 requesting that funding for Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage be restored. [Read More...]

Florida Principal Gets Off the Hook for Luncheon Prayer

A month ago, there was a news story about a Florida high school principal (Frank Lay) who asked another administrator to “offer a prayer of blessing during a school-day luncheon for the dedication of a new fieldhouse at Pace High School.” It wasn’t the first time Lay ignored the church/state wall. He was facing jail [Read More...]

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...]


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