‘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 […]

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Christian Cross on Pa. County’s Official Seal Does Not Violate Constitution

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Christian Cross on Pa. County’s Official Seal Does Not Violate Constitution

PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a Christian cross included on a Pennsylvania county’s official seal does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, pointing to a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed a cross veterans monument to remain on public property. “The Establishment […]

Veterans Administration Updates Policy to Protect Inclusion of Religious Elements in Publicly Viewable Displays

Veterans Administration Updates Policy to Protect Inclusion of Religious Elements in Publicly Viewable Displays

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently updated its policies surrounding the use of religious elements in publicly viewable displays in VA facilities nationwide in order to ensure that religious freedom is protected. “We want to make sure that all of our veterans and their families feel welcome at VA, no matter […]

Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners Can’t Exclude Some Religions From Presenting Invocations

Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners Can’t Exclude Some Religions From Presenting Invocations

ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia has ruled that commissioners for one county in Florida were violating the Establishment Clause by “picking and choosing which religions to invite and which to reject” for the invocation presented at the start of each public meeting, and by preferring Christianity “to the exclusion of […]

Religious Liberties Legal Group Asks School District to Restore Ten Commandments Plaque to Middle School Wall

Religious Liberties Legal Group Asks School District to Restore Ten Commandments Plaque to Middle School Wall

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — A Texas-based religious liberties organization has asked a school district in Ohio to restore a Ten Commandments plaque to a middle school wall after learning that the Decalogue display was removed following a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). “[I]n light of a recent decision by the Supreme […]

US Supreme Court Orders Lower Court to Revisit Florida Cross Ruling Following Decision Upholding Maryland Cross

US Supreme Court Orders Lower Court to Revisit Florida Cross Ruling Following Decision Upholding Maryland Cross

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has wiped out a lower court ruling that found a Florida cross monument unconstitutional and has instructed the court to revisit the case in light of SCOTUS’ other ruling last week upholding a similar cross display. “The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of […]

Ten Commandments Plaque ‘No Longer on Display’ at Ohio Middle School Following Complaint

Ten Commandments Plaque ‘No Longer on Display’ at Ohio Middle School Following Complaint

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Although in disagreement, a public school district in Ohio has removed a Ten Commandments plaque from the walls of a middle school following a complaint letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). “In speaking with the district, it is my understanding that the plaque has been taken down and is […]

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, […]

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