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FFRF continues objecting to big cross in New Mexico public plaza

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is continuing to object to a massive cross in the main public plaza in a fabled New Mexican artistic community. A large cross sculpture sits in Taos Plaza. It is intended to be a memorial to the victims of World War II’s Bataan Death March and to all veterans. FFRF […]

Atheists File Lawsuit After Child Forcibly Baptized by Court-Approved Mentor

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Cleveland, OH—American Atheists today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, alleging that a developmentally disabled child was forcibly baptized against the expressed wishes of his parents by a minister and a court-approved mentor. The child, referred to as “V” in the court filing, was taken […]

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Atheists Award $4,000 in Scholarships to Student Activists

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Cranford, NJ—American Atheists is pleased to announce the seven student awardees of $4,000 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s winners include an ex-Muslim from Bangladesh, a student who founded an atheist group at his southern university, two women who combine their atheist activism with efforts to ensure LGBT equality, a student who […]

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Atheist exposes Ark

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is releasing a covert video today exposing Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky and we want you to see it first! FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel recently gained access to the taxpayer-funded park, revealing its efforts to lure public school students to creationism while discriminating against LGBT folks and non-Christians. ***WATCH THE […]

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American Atheists Seeks Summer Intern in Washington, DC

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American Atheists is seeking a 2017 summer intern to work 20-30 hours a week in its legal and public policy office in Washington, D.C. The student selected may choose whether to be paid the D.C. minimum wage ($10.50, which will increase to $11.50 on July 1) or, if eligible, receive credit hours. The internship will […]

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FFRF raises alarm over Gideons’ access to Texas elementary school

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is alarmed at the illegal access that a Texas school district provided to the Gideons for distributing bibles to elementary school kids. A concerned community member from Wichita Falls, Texas, contacted FFRF to report that on Feb. 24, several classes of students were taken out of their classrooms at West […]

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FFRF wants religious flags removed from N.J. schools

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking for the removal of two religious flags from public schools in New Jersey. A local resident informed FFRF that the East Hanover Township School District is flying flags that state “One Nation Under God” on flagpoles at the Frank J. Smith Elementary School and the East Hanover Middle […]

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Chris Coons Enters American Atheists Letter Into Gorsuch Hearing Record

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During the second day of confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Delaware Senator Chris Coons entered a letter co-authored by American Atheists and the National Coalition of Jewish Women, and signed by 17 other faith and secular groups, expressing our profound concerns about Gorsuch’s views on religious liberty issues, into […]

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Monumental FFRF victory: Commandments marker removed from Pa. school

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A 6-foot Ten Commandments monument has finally been hauled away from a Pennsylvania public high school due to a Freedom From Religion Foundation lawsuit. “The Ten Commandments monument no longer is in front of Valley Jr.-Sr. High School in New Kensington,” reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “The monument apparently was removed sometime Tuesday (March 21) afternoon.”  FFRF […]

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Preaching on Indiana school’s social media ceases due to FFRF

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A religious deluge on a public elementary school’s social media stream has dried up due to a Freedom From Religion Foundation complaint. A local resident contacted FFRF to report that the official Facebook page of the community’s North Liberty Elementary School regularly had religious posts and messages. These included bible verses (such as 1 John […]

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