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FFRF condemns New Mexico’s attempt to hide scientific realities from its youth

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is alarmed about the New Mexico Public Education Department’s recent announcement that it intends to remove from the state’s science curriculum all references to evolution, climate change, and the age of the Earth.  A representative of the New Mexico Public Education Department said the goal was to reflect the “diversity of […]

FFRF halts social media misuse in Indiana

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped the religious misuse of social media in an Indiana school district. A concerned community member contacted FFRF to report that the email signature of Sarah Mullins, an executive secretary in the Fayette County School Corporation, on her school district email address included the New Testament quote and citation: […]

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FFRF ensures religion-free Ala. football games

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An Alabama school district’s football games will not be used to sermonize, thanks to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A concerned parent contacted FFRF about a constitutional violation occurring in Alabama’s Lee County Schools system. On Aug. 25, Smiths Station High School broadcast a prayer over the loudspeaker prior to the first football game of […]

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FFRF’s Ron Reagan ad returns to ‘Rachel Maddow Show’

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An ever-popular Freedom From Religion Foundation ad featuring a presidential son is back on premier television.  The nontheist organization’s commercial with Ron Reagan inviting viewers to join the group is airing again over the next few weeks on one the nation’s most prominent news commentary programs, the “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. In the 30-second […]

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Timely FFRF suit proceeds against church politicking

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed an amended complaint to buttress the Johnson Amendment even as the House takes measures to weaken it.  The Johnson Amendment even-handedly bars any 501(c)(3) organization, including churches, from using tax-deductible donations for political, partisan purposes. The House of Representatives last week quietly passed a budget provision to defund […]

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Johnson Amendment in peril — act now!

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While the Freedom From Religion Foundation and over 700 of our members from around the country were assembling for FFRF’s memorable and inspiring 40th annual convention last weekend in Madison, Wis., the Religious Right had a major legislative coup in the U.S. House. Late Thursday afternoon, the pandering House passed a megabus budget package — […]

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FFRF files Supreme Court brief against Trump’s travel ban

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump’s travel ban on immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.  FFRF argues that the executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” issued on Jan. 27 this year and then reissued on March 6, violates […]

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2017 Essay Contest for High School Students

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 17 winners of the 2017 William Schultz High School Essay Contest. FFRF has offered essay competitions to college students since 1979, high school students since 1994 and graduate students since 2010. High school seniors were asked to write a personal persuasive essay about what they […]

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FFRF wins one in Utah for freedom

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has notched a victory in Utah for the freedom of conscience. FFRF was contacted by a concerned parent regarding a serious constitutional violation occurring in the state’s Canyons School District. On the first day of school, Maureen Howe, a math teacher at Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah, singled out […]

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FFRF raps Trump’s tweet to fund churches

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In a breach of etiquette that exhibits a gross misunderstanding of the American Experiment, President Trump interjected his erroneous legal opinion about an ongoing federal lawsuit over whether churches should be eligible to receive taxpayer funds to rebuild after natural disasters. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is condemning his move and the lawsuit itself. As […]

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