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Ole Miss head football coach resigns amid scandal—FFRF not surprised

University of Mississippi’s head football coach, Hugh Freeze was forced to resign Thursday night after an investigation by school officials revealed a “pattern” of phone calls from the coach to a female escort service. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is unsurprised to learn that Freeze — a man known for pushing his personal religious beliefs […]

Kentucky notifies Ark Encounter that it has breached its tax incentive agreement

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The Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet notified the operators of the Ark Encounter that it is in breach of its Tourism Development Agreement with the state. That agreement provides up to $18 million in state subsidies for the Ark project in the form of annual sales tax rebates. FFRF obtained records from the Cabinet […]

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FFRF asserts that Ark Encounter sale invalidates Kentucky subsidies

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is condemning a questionable sale of the creationist Kentucky ark park and is calling upon the state to rescind its sales tax subsidies. The Ark Encounter — the Noah’s Ark-themed park that creationist Ken Ham operates — reportedly sold its main $48 million parcel and Ark attraction on June 28 […]

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FFRF halts Ohio County’s plan to finance religion

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped an Ohio county’s attempt to divert public dollars into exclusively religious organizations. Earlier this month, it was brought to FFRF’s attention that Cuyahoga County had issued a “request for proposal” so that it could offer outreach services limited to faith-based organizations or coalitions of faith-based organizations. The request […]

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FFRF spotlights taxpayer-subsidized NYC religious entity

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is shining a spotlight on an apparent case of a taxpayer-subsidized religious organization in New York City. A concerned New York taxpayer contacted FFRF to report that the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, a New York religious nonprofit, received government funds to expand its secular […]

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FFRF stops Wis. instructors’ participation in religious club

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has made certain that a Wisconsin school district’s employees will not take part in a student religious organization. A concerned member contacted FFRF to report that the School District of Onalaska’s employees were participating in the student religious club Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Onalaska High School. Local media reported […]

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FFRF cautions Milwaukee about evangelical “blitz”

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning Milwaukee parents about an evangelical offensive. The freethought organization is partnering with Protect Our Children and Southeast Wisconsin Freethinkers to alert parents and community members that a two-week invasion of evangelical missionaries targeting children is beginning in the greater Milwaukee area. Each summer, Good News Across America, a […]

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FFRF welcomes Belle Plaine’s new policy against religious displays

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation commends a Minnesota town’s new policy to bar private displays on religion, even if the town arrived there after unnecessary turbulence. In Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, 45 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, a cutout statue of a soldier kneeling before a Latin cross was placed without permission […]

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FFRF has religion fished out from Illinois contest

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An Illinois statewide fishing competition will not be angling for religion, thanks to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A concerned Illinois resident informed FFRF that the Illinois High School Association, in conjunction with the Fishing League Worldwide, started this year’s 2017 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals for member Illinois schools with a Christian prayer that […]

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FFRF to testify before Wis. Assembly against anti-abortion bill

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is testifying at the Wisconsin Statehouse against an egregiously overreaching anti-abortion bill. FFRF Staff Attorney Sam Grover is speaking 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18 on Assembly Bill 206, before a hearing of the Assembly Committee on Science and Technology. The proposed legislation “prohibits an employee of the University of Wisconsin […]

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