9th Circuit stands firm on FFRF victory
The big news of the week is that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed FFRF’s victory against school board prayer in the Chino Valley School District (Calif.), denying an en banc petition to rehear the case.
You can catch FFRF’s Legal Director Rebecca Markert on this week’s newsbite bringing us up to speed on the significance of this action. How nice to end the year with yet another legal victory!
4 stars for FFRF
Solstice in Olympia
Listen & Watch
This week on Freethought Radio, we are joined by Princeton Professor Imani Perry, who has written a new biography, Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry, about the artist/activist author of the play and movie “A Raisin in the Sun.” Hansberry, who was not religious, the first Black woman to have a play on Broadway. After discussing this famous playwright, Dan and Annie Laurie end the old year on a relaxing but irreverent note by playing some memorable songs by Eric Idle of Monty Python, plus a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne,”performed by Scottish balladeer Jim Malcolm. That song, written by freethinker Robert Burns, unites the world once a year.
If you’re tuning in from Madison, Wis., our Director of Communications Amit Pal interviews Mohammed Al Khadra, founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Jordan. “Khadra,” as he is known, is an outspoken advocate of freedom of speech, secularism and human rights who fled Jordan this year after facing potential arrest or assassination as an open atheist.
All of us at FFRF are wishing you a bright and secular new year. We are gearing up for the challenges of what will undoubtedly be a busy 2019 in our work so that reason, and our secular Constitution, will prevail. See you next year!