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Don’t pray at meetings, FFRF insists to Fla. county board

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is insisting that a Florida county commissioners’ board cease starting its meetings with a prayer. A concerned local resident contacted FFRF to report that the Clay County Board of County Commissioners opens its meetings with commissioner-led prayers. These prayers are specifically Christian, including language such as “in the name of […]

W.Va. schools’ bible class suspension welcome first step

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Plaintiff Elizabeth Deal A school district in West Virginia has decided to suspend its “Bible in the Schools” classes next school year in response to a Freedom From Religion Foundation lawsuit against its egregiously unconstitutional “Bible in the Schools” program. FFRF, along with two parents of young children, brought the case earlier this year. The […]

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FFRF protests huge cross in Missouri park

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is requesting that a Missouri town remove a massive cross on public property.  There is a Christian cross at Big Spring Park in the city of Neosho. It is very large, up to 60 feet in length, on the side of a hill at the park. A concerned local resident […]

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FFRF contests Missouri superintendent’s evangelical zeal

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking issue with a Missouri school district superintendent’s open evangelizing at school events. Willard Public Schools Superintendent Kent Medlin gave religious remarks and a prayer at the recent Willard High School graduation ceremony. He reportedly quoted the bible repeatedly in his commencement address, proselytized by discussing his savior and […]

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FFRF & ACLU urge cancellation of official Fla. religious event

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU of Florida are urging the Florida state government to cancel an annual state-sponsored event that’s suffused with religion. The two organizations have received multiple complaints about the annual Florida Faith Symposium, a conference co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Juvenile […]

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FFRF appeals for Saudi atheist’s life

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is appealing to the State Department for a Saudi nonbeliever’s life. Ahmad Al-Shamri was arrested on charges of atheism and blasphemy after he uploaded material to social media that allegedly trivialized Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. Leaving Islam, or “apostasy,” is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, where religious extremists […]

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FFRF offers ‘A’ badge to counter Scout bias

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Even as the Boy Scouts of America is acquitting itself well on LGBT equality, it still has a blind spot regarding another marginalized group: atheists and nonbelievers. The civic organization’s repeal of its ban against gays recently incurred the wrath of the Mormon church, which announced that it’s breaking off most ties to the Scouts. […]

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FFRF warns Wisconsin city about Christian signs

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning a city in Wisconsin about constitutional concerns raised by religious signs on public property. A concerned local resident contacted FFRF to report that there are two identical Christian signs on city land in Oconomowoc. They say, “THE CHURCHES OF OCONOMOWOC WELCOME YOU,” and there are prominent Latin crosses […]

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Trump’s pandering at Liberty U crosses the line

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is appalled at President Trump’s extreme pandering to evangelicals and his degrading treatment of nonbelieving Americans at his weekend commencement speech at Liberty University. Trump repeated tired tropes meant to show this is indeed a Christian nation at the evangelical stronghold founded by Jerry Falwell and now run by his son […]

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FFRF urges end of special relationship with the Vatican

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With the pending announcement of a new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging that this unconstitutional and inappropriate ambassadorship be discontinued. Callista Gingrich is reportedly being picked to be the next envoy to the Holy See. The State Department website refers to the Holy See as “the universal government […]

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