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Wave of support for case against House chaplain

Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Dan Barker’s discrimination case against Pat Conroy, the chaplain of the House of Representatives, has received a boost this week. Several members of Congress, secular groups and religious groups — including Jewish, Sikh and interfaith groups — have weighed in, asking the court to strike down the House chaplain’s discriminatory […]

FFRF condemns Trump’s religious attack on Planned Parenthood funding

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is condemning the Trump administration’s move to strip millions from important health care providers for disadvantaged women. According to several media outlets, the administration is considering rewriting Title X rules. Title X is a federal program that pays for birth control and preventative health. Congress passed it unanimously in 1970 […]

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FFRF warns against Gideon bible distribution in Ark. school district

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is alarmed by a report that the Gideons have been allowed to distribute bibles within an Arkansas school district. A concerned local parent reported to FFRF that earlier this month, Johnson County Westside Elementary School allowed the Gideons — a proselytizing evangelical group — into classrooms during the school day […]

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FFRF raises alarm on Louisiana public school prayer bill

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  On Friday, May 18, Louisiana passed a bill that openly encourages public school teachers and coaches to participate in prayers with their students. The original version of the bill was so blatantly unconstitutional that even far-right “religious liberty” law firms openly warned state lawmakers that the bill “directly contradicts U.S. Supreme Court and lower […]

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FFRF ends First Amendment violation in Chicago-area school district

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has ended unconstitutional religious promotion within a Chicago suburb school district. A concerned community member of Community Consolidated School District 15 (CCSD 15) reported to FFRF that the district allows outside adults to engage in one-on-one meetings with students at several district elementary schools, usually during lunch. The adults are […]

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FFRF condemns appointment of extremist to watchdog body

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is deeply disappointed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has appointed Tony Perkins, a notorious anti-LGBTQ and anti-atheist hatemonger, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Perkins is the head of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has rightly labeled a hate group. Perkins once […]

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FFRF’s case against congressional chaplain heats up

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is persisting in its efforts to open up our nation’s legislative chambers to freethinkers. The state/church watchdog filed a vigorous brief yesterday, May 14, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in its nationally watched appeal of a court decision permitting the House chaplain to censor […]

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FFRF runs more ads on MSNBC’s smash hit show

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s well-known Ron Reagan ad is airing on the “Rachel Maddow Show,” which is enjoying unprecedented success. “In March, the ‘Rachel Maddow Show’ finished as the highest-rated show in cable news, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers — the show’s best-ever performance in the 9 p.m. ET hour,” […]

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FFRF warns Indiana school against teacher-led religious club

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is objecting to a teacher-led religious club at an elementary school in Indiana. It was brought to FFRF’s attention that Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) has been sponsoring the Fellowship of Christian Students — a teacher-led religious club aimed at students — at Daniel Wertz Elementary School. Last month […]

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FFRF warns Alabama school district against religious promotion

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning an Alabama public school district to put an end to a disturbing slew of constitution violations occurring in one of its football programs, and is calling for the removal of its head football coach. It was brought to FFRF’s attention that several instances of religious promotion have been […]

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