‘Our Daily Bread’ Sign Removed From Elementary School Cafeteria Following FFRF Complaint

‘Our Daily Bread’ Sign Removed From Elementary School Cafeteria Following FFRF Complaint

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. — A sign that featured a phrase from The Lord’s Prayer has been removed from the cafeteria of an elementary school in Maryland following receipt of a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist groups. “Religion is divisive and exclusionary and has no place in our public schools,” Freedom From […]

Shreveport Police Department to No Longer Host Prayer Gatherings Following FFRF Complaint

Shreveport Police Department to No Longer Host Prayer Gatherings Following FFRF Complaint

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department will no longer host community prayer vigils after receiving a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist organizations, which also identifies itself as a Church-State separation group. According to reports, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Shreveport Police Chief Alan […]

County Commissioners Vote to Keep Crosses on Courthouse in Rejection of Atheist Complaint

County Commissioners Vote to Keep Crosses on Courthouse in Rejection of Atheist Complaint

COLDSPRING, Texas — Commissioners in a Texas county have voted unanimously to reject a request from a prominent professing atheist organization to remove four crosses that are displayed on the outside of the San Jacinto County courthouse. According to reports, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had sent a letter last month to county Judge Fritz […]

Scripture Removed From School Retaining Wall Following Complaint

Scripture Removed From School Retaining Wall Following Complaint

NORTH EDWARDS, Calif. — A Scripture citation written on a retaining wall at a public school in California has been painted over following receipt of a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist organizations. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had submitted the letter to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Wants Ten Commandments Plaque Removed From Ohio Middle School

Freedom From Religion Foundation Wants Ten Commandments Plaque Removed From Ohio Middle School

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — One of the nation’s most conspicuous Church-State separation groups has sent a letter to an Ohio school district to request that it remove a plaque at an area middle school that features the Ten Commandments. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says that it was contacted by a parent who […]

Appeals Court Rules US Congress May Reject Atheist’s Request to Present Secular Invocation

Appeals Court Rules US Congress May Reject Atheist’s Request to Present Secular Invocation

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling in concluding that the chaplain for the U.S. Congress did not discriminate against a well-known professing atheist in declining to permit him to present a secular invocation before the legislature. “Even though we accept as true Barker’s allegation that Conroy rejected him ‘because he […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Wants Circuit Attorney to Remove Bible Verse From Courthouse Wall

Freedom From Religion Foundation Wants Circuit Attorney to Remove Bible Verse From Courthouse Wall

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a letter to the circuit attorney of St. Louis, Missouri to request that a plaque displayed outside of her office at the Carnahan Courthouse be removed as it contains a quote from Deuteronomy 16:20. According to reports, a local resident alerted FFRF […]

US Appeals Court Unanimously Finds Tax-Free Clergy Housing Allowances Constitutional

US Appeals Court Unanimously Finds Tax-Free Clergy Housing Allowances Constitutional

CHICAGO — The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has against dealt a blow to a legal challenge by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) as it ruled for the second time on Friday that tax-free housing allowances for pastors do not violate the U.S. Constitution. “We conclude § 107(2) has a secular legislative purpose, […]

US Supreme Court Declines Church Repair Grant Case, But Also Expresses Concern Over ‘Discrimination Against Religion’

US Supreme Court Declines Church Repair Grant Case, But Also Expresses Concern Over ‘Discrimination Against Religion’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal out of New Jersey surrounding whether or not it is permissible for a county to grant funds to historic churches for repair of their facilities. However, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, along with Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, opined that the case is of […]

Atheist Group Lodges Complaint After Police Department Laments ‘We Have Turned Away From God’

Atheist Group Lodges Complaint After Police Department Laments ‘We Have Turned Away From God’

OPP, Ala. — One of the nation’s most conspicuous atheist groups, which says that it works to maintain the separation of Church and State, has lodged a complaint after a police department in Alabama posted a status this week noting that there have been five local murders this year—all committed by youth—and remarking that such […]

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