‘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 […]

City Recreation Dept. Cancels Trip to Ark Encounter After Atheist Group Asserts Visit Is ‘Unconstitutional’

City Recreation Dept. Cancels Trip to Ark Encounter After Atheist Group Asserts Visit Is ‘Unconstitutional’

CHARLESTON, Ill. — The Charleston Department of Parks and Recreation in Illinois has reportedly cancelled an upcoming trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter and Creation Museum after receiving a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserting that the public offering is unconstitutional. The trip was scheduled for Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues Wisconsin Attorney General for Limiting Chaplaincy Program to Clergy

Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues Wisconsin Attorney General for Limiting Chaplaincy Program to Clergy

MADISON, Wisc. — The two atheist leaders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) have filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Wisconsin to challenge the creation of a chaplaincy program for employees at the state Department of Justice (DOJ). The organization is dissatisfied that the program is limited to clergy members and not […]

Atheist Group Sues IRS for Exempting Churches From Requirement to File Annual Informational Form

Atheist Group Sues IRS for Exempting Churches From Requirement to File Annual Informational Form

MADISON, Wisc. — One of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist groups has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after its charity Nonbelief Relief lost its tax-exempt status for not filing form 990 for three consecutive years. The organization contends that the government wrongly shows preferential treatment to churches in automatically exempting […]

Massachusetts School District Puts End to Prayer at School-Sponsored Events Following Complaint From Atheist Group

Massachusetts School District Puts End to Prayer at School-Sponsored Events Following Complaint From Atheist Group

CANTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts school district has decided to no longer allow prayers at graduation ceremonies or other school-sponsored events following receipt of a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist groups. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of Canton Public Schools after […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Seeks Removal of ‘Our Daily Bread’ Sign in Elementary School Cafeteria

Freedom From Religion Foundation Seeks Removal of ‘Our Daily Bread’ Sign in Elementary School Cafeteria

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. — One of the nation’s most conspicuous Church-State separation groups has written to a Maryland school district to request that it direct the removal of a plaque in an elementary school cafeteria that features a line from the Lord’s Prayer. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter on Wednesday to […]

School Board Decides to Fight Lawsuit After Initially Ordering Students to Paint Over Christian Logo on Football Field

School Board Decides to Fight Lawsuit After Initially Ordering Students to Paint Over Christian Logo on Football Field

SHREVEPORT, La. — A school board in Louisiana has unanimously voted to fight a lawsuit filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State after it initially instructed the field crew to spray paint over a paid advertisement on the Benton High School football field that includes a Scripture citation and a cross. Americans […]

Appeals Court Reluctantly Upholds Ruling Ordering Removal of Florida Cross, Calls for Own Decision to Be Overturned

Appeals Court Reluctantly Upholds Ruling Ordering Removal of Florida Cross, Calls for Own Decision to Be Overturned

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A panel with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling ordering the removal of a cross from a public park in Florida, stating that they were “bound by existing circuit precedent.” Two of the three judges said they were uncomfortable with the result and consequently called upon the the […]

City Removes Ten Commandments Plaque From Public Park Following Complaint

City Removes Ten Commandments Plaque From Public Park Following Complaint

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Officials in a city in Ohio have removed a Ten Commandments plaque from a public park following receipt of a complaint from one of the nation’s most conspicuous Church-State separation groups. According to reports, the Ten Commandments display in Steubenville’s Murphy Park had been placed after the Baptist church across the street […]

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