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By The Dispatch On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Court rules Lehigh County seal with cross can stay, doesn’t violate the first amendment

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can remain on government property, despite efforts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to have it More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Supreme Court secures Pensacola World War II cross, dismissing the ‘Lemon Test’

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its earlier ruling that a World War II-era memorial cross in Pensacola must be removed. In Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola, a federal appeals court had More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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Supreme Court rejects ‘In God We Trust’ case to remove phrase from US money

The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will not take up a legal dispute by atheist groups which sought to remove the words “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. Michael Newdow, an activist who filed More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Atheists attack Alabama Amendment 1, allowing Ten Commandments on public property, mocking God and Christianity

(FFRF press release) The god of the Bible is on the Nov. 6 ballot in Alabama. A proposed constitutional amendment would allow the government to display his so-called divine law — the Ten Commandments — on every More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Atheists claim ‘radical’ Family Policy Council event will get West Virginia churches to violate election laws

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is drawing attention to an upcoming gathering in West Virginia that is aiming to persuade churches to break election rules. This Friday, Nov. 2, the Family Policy Council of More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Supreme Court to hear humanist lawsuit to remove World War I memorial in Maryland

Where is the line between the separation of church and state? Now the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would review a lower-court ruling that a 93-year-old cross on public land that memorializes a Maryland More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Freedom From Religion atheists declare victory in Massachusetts to shield students graduation from prayers, blessing by pastor

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has received assurances from a Massachusetts school district that religion will not be allowed to intrude into its graduation ceremonies from now on. Canton Public Schools officials More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Wisconsin’s atheist Freedom From Religion group frustrated judge dismissed their lawsuit against ‘praying judge’

A federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and three local plaintiffs against a Texas justice of the peace who imposes prayer at the beginning of court sessions. FFRF and More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Refuse Fascism speaks out against GOP, Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

The Republicans in the U.S. Senate are plowing ahead to quickly confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this Friday. This cannot be allowed. With the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Atheist group condemn Roy Moore, Foundation for Moral Law advice for public schools

FFRF is calling out the wildly misnamed Foundation for Moral Law for encouraging Alabama public schools to violate students’ rights and the Constitution. On Sept. 21, the Foundation for Moral Law, led by disgraced More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Colorado judge rules against school which promoted FCA mission trip as ‘proselytizing’

A federal district court in Colorado ruled that a public school district’s fundraising for and promotion of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip to Guatemala violated the Establishment Clause of the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Illinois court strikes down taxing Moody Church’s The Hand Club For Kids, helping underprivileged kids

An Illinois court ruled Wednesday that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children. The Illinois Department of Employment Security had attempted to assess unemployment compensation taxes More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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Billy Graham’s final message: atheist hatred, gay activists are intolerant and the leftist resentment

Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to approximately 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Indiana court rules school punishing Good News Club with meeting fees

An Indiana federal district court has granted Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) a permanent injunction against an unconstitutional policy that the School District of Pike Township used to discriminate against More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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New Mexico Community College succumbs to atheist threats, ‘banishes’ ‘divisive’ crosses

New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs has been forced by Wisconsin’s Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove several Christian crosses that were previously displayed throughout the public school campus. The More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Freedom From Religion, American Atheists object to ‘coerced religious observances in the military’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and American Atheists have sent a joint letter to the Defense Department warning against unconstitutional coerced religious observances in the military. The groups write More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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American Atheists object to churches receiving federal funds for disaster relief, ‘It is shameful’

American Atheists have gone public with their outrage over FEMA’s recent policy change making churches eligible for federal relief funds in the wake of natural disasters. The organization argued that such funds More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, Congressman Mike Johnson release free speech documents for students, praised by Liberty Counsel

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson released a 15-page document as a valuable resource regarding the religious and free speech rights of students in public schools. photo Josh More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Judge rules Atlanta firing Kelvin Cochran was unconstitutional

A federal district court ruled Wednesday that city of Atlanta rules which led to the termination of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran are unconstitutional. The court found that the city’s policies restricting non-work More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Refuse Fascism’s Sunsara Taylor: ‘Mike Pence shares Roy Moore’s proven track record of Christian fascist hatred ‘

In the wake of the Roy Moore scandal, attacks are extending beyond just the U.S. Senate candidate and now Vice President Mike Pence is under attack. After quoting the emotional statement from Beverly Young Nelson, More...


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