FFRF remedies constitutional violation in Maryland elementary school

A Christian sign has come down from an elementary school lunchroom in a Harford County, Md., school following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.A concerned parent contacted FFRF to report that Jarrettsville Elementary School displayed a portion of the Lord’s Prayer on a large pla

DOJ heeds FFRF’s call for Catholic Church child sex crime investigation

After receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Justice Department has launched a probe of the Roman Catholic clergy’s horrific sex abuse scandal.“The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, u

Secular groups raise alarm at 4th Circuit nominee Allison Rushing

Several secular groups are opposing the confirmation of Allison Rushing, a just-announced nominee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Rushing will serve a lifetime appointment to the court.In addition to outlining several other concerns, the groups call specific attention to her

FFRF’s atheist guest chaplain challenge before D.C. appeals court

The Freedom From Religion Foundation will be presenting its case before the D.C. appeals court on Thursday as part of its legal challenge to open up our nation’s legislative chambers to atheists and freethinkers.The state/church watchdog filed a brief in May before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the

Dawson County Schools to cease coach-led prayer

FFRF has received confirmation that coach-led prayer will not continue in a Georgia public school system.FFRF sent a letter to the district in September, after a concerned area resident reported that Dawson County High School employed a “character coach” to regularly pray with its football team.A vi

FFRF awards $10,450 to 2018 graduate students essay contest winners

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 15 winners of the 2018 Brian Bolton Graduate/“Older” Student Essay Contest.Graduate students were asked to write a personal persuasive essay about “The dangers of bibliolatry in the United States.” FFRF has paid out a total of $10,450 in

New Treasury report vindicates FFRF stance on politicking ban

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is welcoming a new report highlighting deficiencies in the IRS’ enforcement of a rule that prohibits churches and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits from engaging in electioneering.The U.S. Department of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration — which is an

FFRF files IRS challenge in D.C. court on behalf of Nonbelief Relief

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking the Internal Revenue Service to court over yet another religion-related tax privilege.The national state/church watchdog has filed a federal lawsuit this morning in D.C. district court to challenge the preferential exemption of churches and related orga