May 25, 2018

We’ve been soaring high lately at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Read more

May 24, 2018

By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation A bill to put “In God We Trust” in public schools. A resolution declaring this the “Year of the Bible.” Another bill declaring that “wildlife found in this state is the property of Almighty God.” A law mandating the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on public land. These moves are unconstitutional because the government is promoting religion. But often, they are as much a political tool as… Read more

May 24, 2018

Elizabeth Cavell & Andrew L. Seidel Constitutional Attorneys Freedom From Religion Foundation Yet another religious leader has fallen from grace . . . but it was a soft landing. Amid allegations of telling rape victims to remain silent and forgive their assailants, counseling abused wives to stay and pray, and commenting on the attractiveness of teenage girls, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has “quietly replaced” Paige Patterson as president, according to NPR. The Washington Post reported that Patterson counseled a… Read more

May 18, 2018

What bigger entity to take on than Congress? Read more

May 16, 2018

The argument that Pence himself is driving people away from religion is obviously ridiculous, but far less so than Pence’s claim about Trump. In fact, the virulent strain of Christianity to which Pence adheres — a strain that believes it has a god-given right to use the machinery of the state to impose itself on other citizens — might actually be driving the younger generation away from religion. The anti-gay, anti-equality, anti-woman, racist religion that Pence openly preaches repels the more tolerant millennials and Generation Z-ers. Unlike Pence’s claim, there’s research to back this idea up. Read more

May 15, 2018

The United States seems determined nowadays to show its worst face to the world. Read more

May 11, 2018

We’ve been in quite an (un)biblical frame of mind lately here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Read more

May 9, 2018

There’s an old legal adage that’s been reworked many times over. When you don’t have the law, argue the facts. When you don’t have the facts, argue the law. In none of its permutations does the quote end: “and when you’ve got nothing, just list off a bunch of names.” But that’s ADF’s brief. It is the longest legal brief I’ve ever seen and is neither brief, nor truly legal. It’s a cudgel, meant to stun the judges into ignoring the law. Read more

May 4, 2018

We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been involved in a lot of landmark moments lately. Read more

April 20, 2018

A part of the work we do here at FFRF is to keep an eagle eye on the constitutional wall of separation. This week, our vigilance bore fruit. Read more

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