American Atheists and FFRF Sue Internal Revenue Service – Again

On December 21, American Atheists, Atheists of Northern Indiana, and Atheist Archives of Kentucky joined together and filed suit against the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for giving preferential tax treatment to churches and religious organizations. Last Thursday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Triangle Freethought Society, a North Carolina group, filed a similar suit. [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 12/27/12

Things have been sort of insane in my life over the last few weeks, so I’m horribly late posting legal updates – for which I apologize. I was the target of a home-invasion robbery the night of December 6 – you can read about it on my blog – and the details of putting my [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 12/6/2012

This week’s legal roundup: The Christian Family Coalition persuaded the Miami-Dade County Commissioners to institute a prayer to start off each meeting. Commissioner Dennis Moss was understandably upset at the passage of the ordinance, and objected vociferously, which displeased the CFC. It seems that they expect their elected officials never to defend the wall of [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/29/2012

For this week’s legal roundup, and the arrows are back with a vengeance. Today’s first item just gets all sorts of my tacky little arrows. It’s awesomeness really deserves twinkling lights and a neon border, too, but I can’t tart up JT’s blog too much or he’ll stop me from posting. Writer Suzanne Lamb and [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/15/2012

Another week, another legal roundup. I’m not sure whether an upvote or a downvote is due to the University of Louisville Hospital and University Medical Center for its new arrangement with the Catholic Health Initiatives. Financially it will be good. Whether reproductive health care will suffer for it is another issue entirely. There has been [Read More...]

FFRF Sues the IRS to Enforce 501(c)(3) Electioneering Restrictions

Remember last week when I said I’d probably give the Freedom From Religion Foundation an upvote every week? Well… I’m just going to use this graphic for them from now on. They’ve earned it. If I could adorn it with sparkly glitter and blinky neon lights without risking an epileptic seizure or migraine, I’d probably [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/08/2012

Here’s my roundup of legal machinations over the past week. No, I haven’t listed everything, and yes, I may have missed something important. Please leave comments on other events involving the law and secularism that you consider noteworthy. Freedom From Religion Foundation Despite the IRS suspension of egregious political activity by 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religions organizations, [Read More...]

School Choir Sings Religious Songs

So, I’ve got my first legal question to answer for WWJTD.   Question: Our children, Chris and Meg, are participating in a choir at school. All the songs in their upcoming recital are religious songs. I want to complain and raise a huge stink, get the media involved, and sue, but my wife, Lois, urges [Read More...]


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