FFRF wants Mississippi sheriff office to discard Christian logo
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is requesting a Mississippi sheriff office to get rid of a very Christian emblem.
The Adams County Sheriff's Office's Special Operations Group has unique logos that include a biblical reference to "Romans 13:4" from the New Testament. Romans 13:4 reads: "For he is the minister of God to thee... View details ⇨
On this date in 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States, was born in Ohio. The Union victory at the end of the Civil War was credited to Grant, who became General of the Army. Grant was U.S. president from 1869 to 1877. He was a favorite of irreverent author Mark Twain, who gave the keynote at a toast for Grant at the Palmer House in Chicago in 1879, as part of an... View details ⇨
FFRF in the News: Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty
A few weeks ago, the World Bank updated its analysis of Global Extreme Poverty, dozens of chapters dedicated to exploring, in minute detail, the many complex and intersecting reasons as to why people are poor.
About the same time, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor was asked a similar question about the root... View details ⇨
On this date in 1711, David Hume was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The influential empiricist philosopher was raised by his widowed mother, a strict Calvinist. Hume entered the University of Edinburgh at age 11, and studied there for three years, after which he was self-educated. His first philosophical book, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), was guardedly skeptical (making references to... View details ⇨
In 1759 Mary Wollstonecraft was born in London, the second of seven children. The industrious young woman worked as a companion, governess and then opened her own school. Her first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, was published in 1786, followed by a novel, a children's book (re-issued with illustrations by William Blake), a translation, and The Female Reader. When Edmund Burke... View details ⇨
FFRF News Release: Secular groups file for summary judgment in Fla. cross case
The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association's Appignani Legal Center have filed for summary judgment in their lawsuit challenging a large Christian cross that the city of Pensacola owns, displays and funds.
The 30-foot white Latin cross dominates the public Bayview Park, where it is... View details ⇨
FFRF in the News: A popular public school Bible class in West Virginia faces legal challenge
PRINCETON, W.Va. — Gym is Trenton Tolliver’s favorite class. But the 7-year-old is also a huge fan of the weekly Bible course at Princeton Primary, his public elementary school. He gets to play matching games about Bible stories and listen to classic tales. Noah and the Ark is a favorite. Adam and Eve... View details ⇨
Special Weekly Report: We’re tanglin’ and tusslin’ on your behalf
On your behalf, we tangle and tussle every week with a range of characters.
So, this week we took on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who’s made the mistake of messin’ with us and is now trying to hide. After getting our secular display thrown out of the Capitol, he has filed a protective order to avoid being deposed in our censorship... View details ⇨
On this date in 1564, William Shakespeare was born in England. He died in 1616. The "master" playwright was eulogized by 19th century agnostic orator Robert Green Ingersoll. In one of his famous lectures, Ingersoll said that when he read Shakespeare, "I beheld a new heaven and a new earth." (The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Interviews, Vol. IV, p. 39.) "All well-educated ministers know that... View details ⇨
FFRF in the News: Editorial about Coach Freeze’s tweets misunderstands the context
The Oxford EAGLE may think it’s “extreme” that government employees are barred from promoting their personal religious beliefs while acting in their official capacities (“Ole Miss’ Freeze should keep on tweeting,” editorial, April 7), but that happens to be the law as established in the First Amendment of our... View details ⇨
On this date in 1986, actress Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Paige Parsons and David Heard. She dropped out of high school after her best friend died in a car accident (after which she rebelled against her religious upbringing) but later completed the requirements for a diploma. She started her acting career in television and music videos and began appearing in more... View details ⇨
The following diatribes are presented to you, unedited, as they came to us.
us cosntitution: Americans are sick and tired of your organization destroying America. We are not afraid of you and we will NOT give in to your organization, at all costs! Any court agreeing with you is declared incompetent and we will NOT comply with their rulings. The Bible is FACT, not an opinion. Evolution is... View details ⇨
This week on Freethought Radio: Authentic American Hero with Ishmael Jaffree
President Trump says “we are a nation of believers,” creationist Ken Ham calls FFRF “liars,” and Bill O’Reilly (who has bashed FFRF) gets dumped from FOX News, oh my! FFRF staff attorney Andrew Seidel describes the escalating “war of words” between Ken Ham and FFRF over the Kentucky Ark Encounter. Then we talk with... View details ⇨