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Irreverent billboard campaign continues in Cobb County, Ga.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is continuing its irreverent 2018 Georgia billboard campaign in suburban Atlanta with two new additions this August. “Enjoy life now — There is no afterlife” is appearing on a digital board on Spring Road half a mile east of Atlanta Road in Smyrna, Ga.  A contrasting message promoting the constitutional separation […]

FFRF partners with Black Skeptics of LA to award $10,000 in scholarships

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is giving $10,000 in scholarship awards to four students in partnership with Black Skeptics of Los Angeles, an African-American atheist community group. For the fourth year in a row, FFRF has divided its $10,000 annual Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award between four outstanding secular students of color. The scholarship is part […]

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FFRF directs MPS Board’s attention to mishandling of church/state case

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is directing the Milwaukee School Board’s attention to poor handling of complaints to the Milwaukee Public School District over a proselytizing substitute teacher. This February, FFRF sent a letter to the former superintendent after a local complainant reported that a preacher, Jason Storms, was bragging on social media about “preaching […]

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FFRF objects to Kissimmee mayor’s call for prayer

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national state/church watchdog, is asking the mayor of Kissimmee, Fla., to rescind an unconstitutional proclamation calling for prayer, and to cancel an upcoming city prayer event. Mayor Jose A. Alvarez Alvarez signed a proclamation on Aug. 7 declaring 40 days of prayer in the city of Kissimmee. The proclamation […]

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FFRF objects to religious patches on Shelby County sheriffs uniforms

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national state/church watchdog, is formally objecting to religious patches on Shelby County, Ohio officer uniforms. After receiving a complaint about the patches, which say “For God and Country,” FFRF sent a letter to the Sheriff’s Office requesting the patches be removed immediately. “It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the […]

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FFRF awards $10,550 in students of color 2018 essay contest

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  The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 15 winners of the 2018 David Hudak Memorial Students of Color Essay Competition for College Students. FFRF has paid out a total of $10,550 in award money for this year’s contest. College students of color were asked to write a personal, persuasive essay about […]

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FFRF puts heat on Mobile school district over “fire and brimstone” prayer

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A national state/church watchdog has sent a complaint letter to Mobile County Public Schools, Ala., over a mandatory staff event that turned into a mandatory religious service. Pastor Vint Norris from the Alabama District of the Assembly of God was invited to deliver what has been described as “a fire and brimstone invocation” at an […]

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FFRF protects constitutional rights in Indiana elementary school

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has convinced an Indiana elementary school to refrain from holding a teacher-led religious club. FFRF sent a letter to Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) after it was brought to FFRF’s attention that Daniel Wertz Elementary School was sponsoring the Fellowship of Christian Students — a teacher-led religious club aimed at students. […]

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Conservative group pushes for Air Force to fly in the face of the law

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, to stand up to the Family Research Council, a designated hate group, and defend a Wyoming Air Force base that chose to respect the rights of non-Christian and nontheist service members. Col. Stacy J. Huser, commander of the 90th Missile […]

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FFRF emphasizes necessity to bar church politicking

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is pleased to learn that the U.S. Senate has voted for a must-pass spending bill that does not contain language to repeal the ban on church electioneering. This news comes after the U.S. House approved a provision slipped into the FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill to […]

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