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FFRF deplores Flynn and Christian nationalism’s threat to atheists and nation

November 15, 2021 – The Freedom From Religion Foundation is decrying conservative rallies for scapegoating atheists and calling for “one religion under God” in America. Speaking at a recent three-day “ReAwaken America” conference, held at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio as part of a national tour, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the keynoter, opined: […]

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Latest SCOTUS church ruling signals trouble ahead

April 12, 2021 – The high court’s series of rulings in favor of science-denying religious litigants signals serious trouble ahead for the principle of separation between state and church, warns the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Near midnight on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued yet another emergency decision striking down Covid-19 restrictions as applied to […]

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Ryan Jayne: Banning transgender athletes is wrong science and bad for women’s sports

March 30, 2021 – There’s a disturbing new phenomenon we’ve recently observed at the state level. Last year, Idaho was the first state to ban transgender females from playing in high school women’s sports.  Even though the Idaho law is likely unconstitutional, this year about 30 states are considering following suit, and four state legislatures have […]

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FFRF calls out senator from Mississippi on Christian nationalist comments in defense of voter suppression

March 25, 2021 – The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the junior senator from Mississippi to recant recent Christian nationalist comments she made in defense of voter suppression. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defended a voter suppression bill in Georgia during a Senate Campaign Finance Committee hearing this week. The bill, if passed, would implement a […]

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Barbara Alvarez: The freethinking foundation of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 – International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as a call for gender parity.  Since 1975, the United Nations has declared International Women’s Day as an official observance day and in many countries, it’s a national holiday. It dates […]

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James A. Haught: We need to trust in science — even when the answers are complicated

October 14, 2020 – Long ago, I concluded that no reliable evidence supports gods, devils, heavens, hells, miracles, prophecies and other supernatural stuff of religion. Those magic claims simply arise from the human imagination, I assumed. Instead, I chose to trust the honest search of science to explain the ultimate mysteries of existence. Aye, there’s […]

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Secretive White House calls helped funnel tax money to Trump preachers

July 16, 2020 – The Freedom From Religion Foundation is releasing evidence today of how the Trump administration has secretly turned the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) into a bonanza of tax-paid handouts for churches and religious leaders.  FFRF is providing audio documentation, via a recording that it made, of clandestine calls the White House set […]

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Andrew Seidel: Accepting the Truth About Climate Change is a Matter of State/Church Separation

Nov. 14, 2018 – Another mundane “miracle”: a cross left standing in the wake of a hurricane that killed 33 people. God didn’t save the people or even the church from Hurricane Michael. Instead, he saved a torture-device-turned-religious symbol. This religious myopia is remarkably consistent. After Hurricane Harvey, Christians claimed that their god saved a cross and let over 100 people die. […]

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Annie Laurie Gaylor: The dangers Kavanaugh poses to true religious liberty and women’s rights can’t be overstated

October 9, 2018 – The suspenseful on-again, off-again confirmation hearings were grueling, raising hope the past week that despite all the odds, Brett Kavanaugh might be defeated. His unfortunate confirmation on Saturday as the newest Supreme Court justice is a game changer for our causes and our country. Shortly after the U.S. Senate shamefully approved […]

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Freedom From Religion Foundation urges Placer County not to gift land to a local church group

Jan. 22, 2017 – The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging a California county not to gift land to a local church group. Placer County is considering donating 26 acres of land to Placer Rescue Mission to construct a “campus shelter” for the county’s homeless population, a concerned local resident informed FFRF. It is indeed […]