‘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 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 […]

Appeals Court Reverses Judge’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

Appeals Court Reverses Judge’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

RICHMOND, Va. — The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously reversed a judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a now-suspended “Bible in the Schools” program in West Virginia, stating that if an injunction had been issued, it would have assuaged a student and her atheist mother who took sent the girl to another school […]

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 […]

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