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April 2016

FFRF wins suit over school board prayer · Texas county sheriff sued over cross decals · More families join nativity suit · FFRF launches ‘I’m Secular and I Vote’ campaign · FFRF wins several cases over public prayers · Good news! Bible distribution ends in 3 districts · FFRF legal victories · Church Christmas tree bill misguided · ‘Holy water’ sprinkled on school grounds · Illinois school district’s satanic ban is spurious · FFRF asks Michigan town to revoke religion privilege · FFRF members part of Newdow’s Minnesota suit · Missouri school district urged to end access by evangelicals · Orlando city ceremony includes religious oath · Irate Alabama ex-official wants to undo FFRF’s good work · Judge named in FFRF suit against Texas governor · School told to get rid of pastor · Catholic cover-up in Pennsylvania · Sick and tired of ‘God Bless America’ by Susan Jacoby · Meet a member: Marni Huebner-Tiborsky · Put an atheist on the Supreme Court by Lawrence Krauss · Scalia’s poor state/church legacy (in quotes) by PJ Slinger · FFRF 2015 Atheist In Foxhole award: Defender of the Constitution Steven Hewett · Emperor Has No Clothes Award: Ernie Chambers: ‘I am what I am’ · The 10 worst Old Testament verses by Dan Barker · Celebrate secularism at Reason Rally 2016 · Strong Backbone Award by Dustin Hickok: Even after cheating death, I’m OK without God · Cliff Richards Student Activist Award: Glad to be called a heathen pig by Douglas J. Ciampi Jr. · Honorable mention Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest: Atheism and virtuousness by Samuel Chan Sai Hay · Honorable mention Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest: Self-motivated morality matters by Julianna Bauman · Honorable mention Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest: An incentive for a moral life by Mariesa Dae Robinson · Honorable mention Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest: Atheists worthy of respect by Martin Cheung · Sharing the crank mail · 2008 Freethinker of Year Kay Staley dies · Editorial wing named in Patrick O’Reiley’s honor · Secular invocations: Juan Mendez · Join us for FFRF’s 39th national convention · Read more »

March 2016

Reason Rally 2016: A bloc party that counts · FFRF legal victories · ‘In God We Trust’ challenged · ‘God Bless America’ banner removed by PJ Slinger · Reversing course, board to resume prayers · Satanists get Phoenix to drop council prayer · FFRF rips Virginia sheriff over religious statements · Mayor cuts off invocation speaker in mid-sentence · Abbott backs crosses on vehicles · Obama invited to Reason Rally · Some unknown soldiers get crosses on graves · Court: Suit over religious banners can move ahead · Earn a freethought badge · FFRF, Abbott go ‘toe-to-toe’ in new lawsuit · Secular invocations: Aleta Ledendecker & Peter Wood · In memoriam: Manfred 'Dick' Koehler & David I. Berkman · It pays to complain · Sharing the crank mail · FFRF offers four student essay contests · The fight to create a secular club by Thomas Sheedy · Corporate interests fueled rise of Christian nationalism by Kevin M. Kruse · Religion deadly for sick children by Rita Swan · Candidates respond to secular questions by PJ Slinger · Meet a member: Douglas Schiebel · Jesus’ sacrifice . . . what sacrifice? by Lee Salisbury · Making a Murderer: God of the bible by PJ Slinger · Meet a legal fellow: Ryan David Jayne · FFRF’s engaged membership · Read more »

January/February 2016

Texas governor lambasted for censoring FFRF display · District flouts live nativity decision · Tennessee police department told to end ‘Adopt a Cop’ program · ‘Religious’ hospitals not exempt from retirement regulations · Legislator steps over line with Christmas video · NYC ripped for ‘misappropriation’ · ‘Resurrection’ fund created for FFRF signs · Texas sheriff places cross stickers on vehicles · Bus driver tells autistic 5-year-old she will go to hell · Coaches haven’t got a prayer against FFRF · More legal victories · Freedom From Religion Foundation Year in Review — 2015 · 2015 Brian Bolton Graduate or ‘Older’ College Essay Contest winners · In memoriam: Todd Gardner, Jerry H. Jeffery Jr., Harry Robertson & Don Worrell · New editor of Freethought Today joins staff by PJ Slinger · Before I’m gone to Golden Pond . . . By Bill Dunn · FFRF has banner year · The Pledge: ‘Under God’or overly godly? by C. Boyd Pfeiffer · FFRF 2015 annual convention speech: Ron Reagan – unabashed, unafraid · FFRF ‘delighted’ to win ‘Scrooge’ award from Religious Right · Meet Eryn’s ‘adorable atheist activism’ by Eryn Johnson · First place: Brian Bolton graduate student college essay contest by Candace Kotulski · Second place: Graduate student college essay contest by Benjamin Schwartz · Third place: Graduate student college essay contest by Alex Flitter · Fourth place: Graduate student college essay contest by Emilee Prado · Fifth place: Graduate student college essay contest by Peter D. A. Wood · Sixth place: Graduate student college essay contest by Tara Clifford · Honorable mention: Graduate student college essay contest (One) by Samuel David Capps · Honorable mention: Graduate student college essay contest (Two) by Sara Rose · Sharing the crank mail · Secular invocations: Steven Belstra & Terry Sunday · Read more »

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