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FFRF announces memorial award on third anniversary of Avijit Roy’s assassination

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce, on the third anniversary of the assassination of Avijit Roy, the creation of an annual award in his name. Roy, the Bangladesh-American writer and atheist, died at the hands of militant Islamists on the streets of Dhaka. Avijit Roy initiated a new movement in free and rational […]

FFRF deplores creationist event in S.C. elementary school

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is denouncing a recent creationist event hosted by a South Carolina elementary school. A parent reports that Ocean Bay Elementary School in Myrtle Beach hosted a Science Night for students on Jan. 30 that included creationism instruction. The school reportedly organized and sponsored the event. The Bay Breeze school […]

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FFRF protests Billy Graham Capitol honor

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a state/church watchdog, is formally objecting to an extremely rare national honor being accorded to the late Billy Graham. According to a press release from the Speaker’s office, “On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the late Rev. Billy Graham will be brought to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in honor […]

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FFRF opposes daily piety at Houston school

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation says a daily unconstitutional religious practice at a Houston public charter school must immediately cease. A concerned district community member contacted FFRF to report that earlier this year, Energized for Stem Academy Principal Ranier Perez adopted a policy of including a bible reading during the morning announcements each school day. […]

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Long-time FFRF foe and state-church opponent Billy Graham dies

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The man who did so much to tear down the wall of separation between state and church died at his North Carolina home today, Feb. 21. Billy Graham was known for his close relationships with American presidents. His intimacy with President Nixon helped expose Graham as an anti-Semite. The secret taping system that recorded Nixon’s […]

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Kimberly Veal, President of People of Color Beyond Faith, on ‘Freethought Matters’

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Kimberly Veal comes to us from Chicago and hosts the “Black Freethinkers” podcast. She is president of People of Color Beyond Faith. The half-hour show is hosted by FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “Freethought Matters” first airs on Madison’s local WISC-TV 3, which is affiliated with CBS, on Sundays at 11 p.m. […]

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FFRF shocked by Okla. House proposal for Christian invocations

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is objecting to an alarming Oklahoma House of Representatives’ proposal to promote Christianity. A concerned citizen contacted FFRF that the chaplain coordinator for the Oklahoma House, state Rep. Chuck Strohm, has proposed unconstitutional guidelines for representatives who wish to sponsor a Chaplain of the Day or Chaplain of the Week. […]

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FFRF urges Va. Speaker to stop promoting bible sessions

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is insisting that the speaker of the Virginia House stop utilizing state resources to recruit for bible study sessions that he’s been regularly organizing. Speaker Kirk Cox reportedly conducts a weekly bible study in the Speaker’s Conference Room at the Pocahontas Building. Meetings of this bible study group are listed […]

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FFRF shocked by chaplain at Oklahoma City school

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning an Oklahoma City high school against its flagrantly unconstitutional use of a chaplain for its football team. A local resident reported to FFRF that Putnam City High School has designated the Rev. Mike Keahbone as team chaplain of its football team. Keahbone has been leading the team in […]

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FFRF’s Atlanta billboard campaign propagates freethought

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is continuing to spread its freethought message in the heart of the Deep South. A 14-by-48-foot billboard featuring a secular play on our current national motto has just gone up on Cobb Parkway north of Roswell Street in the Atlanta area. The eye-catching panel, depicting an astronaut floating in space, […]

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