Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

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Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.

Website: http://ffrf.org
Location: Madison
Members: 705
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Annie Laurie Gaylor Addresses NOFS "Freethought Fiesta"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

This past April, the Northern Ohio Freethought Society sponsored a "Freethought Fiesta," which among other things featured some terrific Mexican cooking for attendees and a talk by Freedom From…Continue

Tags: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Northern Ohio Freethought Society, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Human soul

Started by Lemual Poot. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 3, 2016. 55 Replies

I've heard many so called atheists refer to the "soul" as if it actually existed.  My question is:  If you believe humans have a soul are you really an atheist? Continue

Be it enacted by citizens of United States of America, three citizens be designated as true patriots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Lemual Poot Jun 6, 2015. 6 Replies

Whereas, Olivia McConnell, Eight-year-old, wrote her South Carolina state representatives; and Whereas, Olivia provided a legitimate reason to suggest this legislation:1. One of the first discoveries…Continue

Atheism VS Islam

Started by Uzeal Eternal. Last reply by tom sarbeck Mar 28, 2015. 8 Replies

Atheist Guy together with Muslim Girl = Clash of the Titans.....who wins?Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 28, 2017 at 12:43pm

Randy, that's a huge percentage of votes to pass that bill.  Did the "yes" votes include many Democrats as well?

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2017 at 8:08am
Well, the Indiana House of Reps (so-called) passed the prayer in the classroom bill by a whopping 80-something to 12 (or so) vote. Now, on to the senate. Surely this is unconstitutional.
Comment by tom sarbeck on February 22, 2017 at 3:48pm

Like the creationism and anti-abortion bills introduced each year in many states, the Indiana bill's whole purpose is to get to SCOTUS.

If a second Trump Injustice is there, it might win so xians will not quit. We have to stand out, danger be damned.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2017 at 1:08pm

Perhaps a natural coalition forms as "atheists, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t want to participate in a student-led church service" have a common goal. I have no idea how many it takes to overcome public opinion, but the Irish, Polish, Japanese, Italians, Black, women, LGBTQ have all faced discrimination head on and won some sense of being first class citizens. 

We don't win if we don't stand out. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2017 at 12:53pm

No one wants to participate in an action will draw being "singled out, ridiculed, and mocked".

In my experience, there are those few who are willing to take the consequences of being singled out, ridiculed, and mocked. They are the spear point that brings out others who are willing to take the pot-shots and get their issue on the agenda. Those who are less willing to become public wait for a leader to shield them from the slings and arrows that will come. 

Change seems to take forever, and perhaps it does. I thought we were through with Roe v. Wade, and here it is, popping its ugly head up above and we have to take them on again. My mother an grandmothers fought this battle and so am I.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 22, 2017 at 11:31am

>This would make life harder for atheists, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t want to participate in a student-led church service.

Precisely the point of the legislation. I'm guessing very similar legislation will soon be brought to a state legislature near you.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 22, 2017 at 10:58am

More about that bill at Friendly Atheist:

Indiana Legislators Debate Pointless Bill Protecting Students’ Already-Protected Religious Rights

There’s a strategic side to this, though, since any politician who votes against it could be deemed “anti-Christian” ...

David Sklar [with the Jewish Community Relations Council] said ... the burden shouldn’t be placed on students — or their parents — to “extricate” the child from unwanted religious instruction at school.

The bill also calls for the creation of a “public forum” for religion ... kids could proselytize in ... graduation ceremonies.... Those in the minority who don’t want to participate are singled out, ridiculed, and mocked by the Christian majority if they dare to walk out.

... Forget protecting religious rights. They already exist. This would make life harder for atheists, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t want to participate in a student-led church service.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 22, 2017 at 7:24am

I have alerted FFRF to a proposed bill in the Indiana State Legislature to permit prayer in public schools. Unbelievable that they (Republicans) think they can get away with that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 20, 2016 at 12:05pm

I support FFRF by "Amazon Smile Shopping" where I chose to sent a part of the profit to FFRF.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2016 at 7:32am

FFRF has just sent out a request for donations to fight Mike Pence's agenda regarding "Christian Nation", abortion, and human rights (lgbt) among other far-right issues. I don't know what good it will do, but somebody has to step up and oppose his radical philosophy.

 

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