Tips for Winning

  • Get the government to stop prayer after your prayer!
  • Show the government why prayers are unconstitutional as part of a government meeting or ridiculous.
  • Don’t be shy about your lack of belief. Be an out and proud freethinker!
  • Often, governments require “ordained” prayer-givers. Here are some options for atheists:
  • The United Church of Bacon (Praise Bacon!) offers free ordination (click: Join, Become Ordained)
  • For $20, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will ordain you and give you a certificate
  • The First Church of Atheism gives ordinations for free, but you can order cards and certificates for a fee.
  • The higher the quality of video recording the better your chances of winning. Use a tripod! (Don’t rely on a cell phone if possible.)
  • Your invocation can be sincere yet secular, like Arizona Rep. Juan Mendez’s invocation, for which he won FFRF’s Emperor Has No Clothes Award, or light-hearted or even facetious (think Flying Spaghetti Monster).

Freedom From Religion Foundation