FFRF provides a freethinking perspective in the Golden State

Sacramento 2019

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Sacramento chapter have returned to the California Capitol.

The Greater Sacramento Chapter of FFRF has put up a whimsical “Nativity” cutout depicting three Founding Fathers (and the Statue of Liberty) gazing in adoration at a “baby” Bill of Rights. A sign reads: “At this Season of the Winter Solstice, join us in honoring the Bill of Rights, adopted on December 15, 1791, which reminds us there can be no religious freedom without the freedom to dissent.” It ends: “Keep religion and government separate!”

FFRF started installing the display some years ago as a response to a Christian Nativity, placed there by the religion-promoting Thomas More Society. FFRF thought it important to provide a freethought viewpoint at the center of lawmaking of the most populous and significant state in the country.

“California is where it all happens, and that’s why it’s important to offer a nontheistic perspective to the good people there,” says FFRF Co-President Dan Barker.

FFRF thanks its local chapter, the Greater Sacramento Chapter of FFRF, for helping bring a secular point of view to the residents of the Golden State.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with more than 30,000 members and several chapters across the country, including over 4,000 members in California and a chapter in Sacramento. FFRF’s purposes are to protect the constitutional principle of separation between church and state, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

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