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  • Ohio School District Settles With ACLU, Agrees to Remove Jesus Portrait, Pay $95,000 Fine

    10/07/2013 8:49:52 AM PDT · by Center2Right
    The Christian Post ^ | October 7, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    That was awkward. In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being photographed with Ted Cruz at a gala they headlined here Saturday night—even leaving before the Texas senator rose to speak. Backstage, a source said, Cuccinelli urged Cruz to work with Democrats to end the federal shutdown. But he did not make that point, or even acknowledge Cruz, in short public comments to some 1,100 social conservatives. Cruz has become the face of GOP intransigence, and the conservative attorney general’s effort to distance himself from...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial

    07/21/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 19, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    An atheist group that is known for targeting supposed violations of the separation between church and state recently protested a Holocaust memorial because the monument plans to feature a Star of David.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, has stated its opposition to the proposed Ohio Statehouse Holocaust memorial because its leaders believe that including the religious symbol would create "legal precedent."The co-presidents of the FFRF, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, wrote a letter to Richard Finan, chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board about the proposed memorial, The Blaze reported.“Permitting one permanent sectarian and exclusionary religious...
  • Secular Group Questions Why Boy Scouts Won't Accept Atheists After Lifting Ban on Gays

    06/25/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest nonprofit secular groups in America, ran an ad on Sunday in The New York Times asking why the Boy Scouts of America is maintaining its ban on nonreligious members after having changed its policy to now accept gay members. A pro-family group believes FFRF is right in its questioning. "The bottom line is, Scouting has now removed any logical or legal basis for protecting against the inclusion of openly gay scout masters, so in a sense this group is perfectly correct," Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president for the Family Research Council,...
  • Treasury Sued to Remove 'God' from Currency (In God We Trust)

    04/05/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Worthy News ^ | March 24, 2013 | Joseph DeCaro
    WASHINGTON, DC (Worthy News)– The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the U.S. Treasury Department to remove "In God We Trust" from all its currency. A nonprofit organization that represents atheists and agnostics, the FFRF claims the motto is "offensive" to the nonreligious. In February, the FFRF and 19 plaintiffs filed a civil suit in New York claiming the motto violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution; they also claim it forces atheists, agnostics and secular skeptics to impart a religious message they all decry whenever using U.S. currency, resulting in a false declaration of their own religious...
  • Atheists Mad As Hell Over Federal Court Ruling

    03/05/2013 10:36:10 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 22 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 5, 2012 | JP
    Hooray for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Unlike all too many liberal courts throughout the country, which have held that atheist hate speech against Christians is perfectly okay, the Sixth ruled last week that such anti-religious malice is not protected by the First Amendment. The case dates back to 2010, when the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist hate group based in Madison, Wisconsin, wrote a series of letters to Jim Fouts, Mayor of Warren, Michigan, demanding that the city remove a nativity scene from a holiday display it has put up for years. Mayor Fouts told the...
  • School Under Fire For Allowing Churches to Feed Football Team

    08/22/2012 11:46:56 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/22/2010 | Todd Starnes
    A Wisconsin-based group has accused a Georgia high school football coach of violating the First Amendment by allowing local churches to prepare meals for his team. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the superintendent of Walker County Schools demanding an “immediate investigation” into Ridgeland High School football coach Mark Mariakis. The FFRF is a Wisconsin-based group whose purpose is to “protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church.” They are demanding the school system launch an investigation into allegations that Coach Mariakis allowed local churches to prepare pre-game meals for his football team. They also...
  • E.J. Dionne Jr: I’m not quitting the church (This liberal won't leave)

    05/14/2012 7:13:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2012 | E.J. Dionne Jr
    Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) ran a full-page ad in The Washington Post cast as an “open letter to ‘liberal’ and ‘nominal’ Catholics.” Its headline commanded: “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church.”The ad included the usual criticism of Catholicism, but I was most struck by this paragraph: “If you think you can change the church from within — get it to lighten up on birth control, gay rights, marriage equality, embryonic stem-cell research — you’re deluding yourself. By remaining a ‘good Catholic,’ you are doing ‘bad’ to women’s rights. You are an enabler....
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, it’s an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian “War on the Constitution.”  Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the “holiday” spruce as a “Christmas tree.” That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker “a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • Thousands attend rally for nativity scene

    12/19/2011 8:52:27 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 18 Dec 2011 | unattributed
    ATHENS, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A crowd of more than 5,000 people gathered in Athens, Texas, in support of a nativity scene on display at the Henderson County Courthouse. "We are seeing unfold before our very eyes, the beginning of persecution of Christianity in our nation," First Baptist Church Malakoff Pastor Nathan Lorick said at the rally Saturday. "It seems it is no longer acceptable to express and exhibit the doctrines of our faith in the nation that was founded upon those same doctrines. That is why thousands are here today." The rally came after Freedom From Religion Foundation...
  • Mother Teresa is still inspiring…hate

    02/09/2010 8:42:34 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 19 replies · 561+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 3, 2010 AD | Mariano Apologeticus
    US Postal Service (USPS) due to issue stamp commemorating Mother Teresa, the Freedom From Religion Foundation objects… The FFRF was established in the USA which is a nation that was premised upon the concept of freedom of religious expression… Now, note the logical steps which discredit [the FFRF’s] objection: 1) Criterion No. 6 states that stamps shall not be issued to various organizations. 2) But the organization Mother Teresa ran and was inextricably identified with Roman Catholicism, etc. 3) Therefore, her organization is not being honored on the stamp: Mother Teresa is being honored. It is really as simple as...
  • In God We Trust asks Obama to Renounce Atheist Sign Posted In Denver

    07/02/2008 10:27:31 AM PDT · by Trio · 5 replies · 189+ views
    In God We Trust ^ | July 1, 2008 | Bishop Council Nedd
    The atheist Freedom from Religion Foundation has taken its anti-faith message to Denver, the site of the Democratic National Convention. Their "Imagine No Religion" sign demands Denver residents and Democratic Party officials preparing for the convention to envision an America without people who believe in God. In response, Bishop Council Nedd, chairman of the In God We Trust has asked Senator Barack Obama to condemn the sign's message. The Freedom from Religion Foundation President, Dan Barker, has called Christianity "and enemy to humanity" and "the antithesis of freedom." In his letter to Senator Obama Nedd states, "By placing their billboard...