NC sheriff’s office makes changes to prayer event

A North Carolina sheriff's office has agreed to cease its promotion of a fast-approaching prayer event after the Freedom From Religion Foundation raised constitutional objections.

FFRF recently sent a letter to the Ashe County Sheriff's Office, based in Jefferson, objecting to a "Time of Prayer" event it was scheduled to host on Saturday,...
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FFRF Victory! Staff attorney Madeline Ziegler joins us to talk about our recent victory in federal court removing a 34-foot-tall Christian cross from a city park in Pensacola, Florida, a decision that has upset prominent evangelicals like Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bill Donohue and Marco Rubio. After hearing Lena...
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On this date in 1842, Ambrose Bierce was born in Ohio, and left home at 15 to work as a "printer's devil" for a newspaper. At 17, he was enrolled at Kentucky Military Institute, and enlisted in the Civil War at age 19 in 1861. His experiences in that bloody war resulted in his Edgar Allen Poe-like "western gothic" supernatural stories, numbering more than 90, most set in the Civil War, which...
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FFRF insists on cross removal from Tex. sheriff’s office

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding that a prominently exhibited cross be taken down from a Texas sheriff's office.

A concerned local resident informed FFRF that a Latin cross is on display above the reception window in the Presidio County Sheriff's Office. The cross features an eagle clutching a police badge above a...
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FFRF nixes coach-led prayers in Kansas

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped coach-led praying in a Kansas school district.

Following a basketball game on Jan. 31, the Cheylin High School and the Weskan High School boys basketball teams joined together for a prayer at center court. Coaches from both teams reportedly participated in the prayer.

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Just hours after federal judge Roger Vinson ordered a cross in Pensacola’s Bayview Park removed, sources confirmed that a portal to Hell, the Bottomless Kingdom of Misery, opened near the spot where the cross stands.

Vinson, who some now allege to be the Antichrist, ruled on Monday that the 76-year-old cross was unconstitutional, giving city officials thirty days to remove it. Four Pensacola...
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On this date in 1912, Alan Turing was born in London, England. He graduated from Cambridge with a degree in mathematics in 1934 and earned a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from Princeton University in 1938. Turing was a mathematician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist who studied cognitive science and artificial intelligence, among other fields. He was especially influential in the field of...
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FFRF wants Christian Texas courthouse sign removed

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking for a blatantly Christian sign to be removed from a Texas courthouse.

A concerned Orange County citizen recently contacted FFRF to report that prominently displayed in the county courthouse building is a religious sign stating "Trust In The Lord." To remove any possible ambiguity in the message,...
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FFRF wants Christian Texas courthouse sign removed
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FFRF opposes N.C. sheriff prayer event

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is protesting an upcoming religious event scheduled and promoted by a North Carolina sheriff's office.

The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, based in Jefferson, is hosting a "Time of Prayer" event on Saturday, June 24, which it is promoting on both its official website and social media pages. Highlighting the event will...
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FFRF disturbed over Ill. city council’s prayers

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is troubled over an Illinois city council's trend of scheduling exclusively Christian leaders to give invocations at its meetings.

During a Peoria City Council meeting to install newly elected officials last month, Monsignor Stanley Deptula of the city's Catholic Diocese and Pastor Martin Johnson each led...
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FFRF disturbed over Ill city council’s prayers
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On this date in 1887, Julian Huxley, the brother of novelist Aldous Huxley and the grandson of agnostic biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, was born in Great Britain. Educated as a biologist at Oxford, he taught at Rice Institute, Houston (1912-1916), Oxford (1919-25) and Kings College (1925-1935). An ant specialist (he wrote a book called Ants in 1930), Huxley became Secretary of the Zoological...
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Minn. assemblywoman disgracefully misuses office

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is condemning a Minnesota state representative's outrageous misuse of her official position in preaching from the House floor.

During a May 23 debate over whether or not to pass an amendment to an omnibus tax bill, state Rep. Abigail Whelan chose to deliver an impromptu sermon:

"I have an eternal...
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On Fox News, Huckabee bungles the Constitution and Pensacola Cross

On Monday, June 19, FFRF won our case against a 34-foot Christian cross erected on government property in Pensacola, Fla., which we litigated with our friends at the American Humanist Association. The judge ruled that the cross has to come down. On Tuesday, Fox News, as fair and balanced as ever, interviewed us about the case....
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On Fox News Huckabee bungles the Constitution and Pensacola Cross

On Fox News, Huckabee bungles the Constitution and Pensacola Cross

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This week on FFRF’s Ask an Atheist, we will discuss “What does the Bible really say about abortion?” Hosting this episode are Co-President’s Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, and Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cavell.

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This week on FFRF’s “Ask An Atheist” we will discuss what the bible says about abortion.

Many anti-abortionists quote the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill" (Ex. 20:13), as evidence that the bible is anti-abortion. They fail to investigate the bible's definition of life (breath) or its deafening silence on abortion.

If you have questions for our Co-President’s Annie Laurie Gaylor and...
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FFRF in the News: These FL Football Coaches Are Sending Players to a Christian Summer Camp

There will come a day when high school football coaches understand there’s a separation between church and state and refrain from pushing their own religious beliefs on their players.

That day hasn’t come yet.

In Florida, football players at three schools in the Alachua County School District are...
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FFRF in the News: These FL Football Coaches Are Sending Players to a Christian Summer Camp

These FL Football Coaches Are Sending Players to a Christian Summer Camp

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FFRF proudly underwrites Clarence Darrow statue

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, thanks to the support of its members nationwide, is proudly underwriting an impressive monument to the eminent civil libertarian who fought perhaps the most famous legal battle in U.S. history.

The statue of legendary lawyer and rationalist Clarence Darrow is to be dedicated on Friday, July 14, right in...
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This week on “Ask An Atheist” we will discuss what the bible says about abortion.

Many anti-abortionists quote the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill" (Ex. 20:13), as evidence that the bible is anti-abortion. They fail to investigate the bible's definition of life (breath) or its deafening silence on abortion.

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