Tag : Freedom From Religion Foundation
Museum of the Bible title : Atheist Group Accuses Museum of the Bible of 'Indoctrination,' Vows to Give 'Same Treatment' as Ark Encounter
summary : The atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation has accused the recently-opened Museum of the Bible of "indoctrinating" visitors and vowed to give the museum the "same treatment" it has given the Ark Encounter exhibit in Williamstown, Kentucky.
date : Nov 22, 2017 02:34 PM EST
Hugh Freeze title : Atheist Group: University of Mississippi Coach's Tweets About God, Faith are 'Unconstitutional'
summary : An atheist group has urged the University of Mississippi to ban its head football coach, Hugh Freeze, from using his Twitter account, arguing that his tweets about his Christian faith are unconstitutional.
date : Apr 12, 2017 09:35 AM EDT
Wayne Mack title : Judge Sued for Starting Courtroom Sessions With Prayer, Chaplaincy Program
summary : A Texas judge is being sued in federal court by three anonymous plaintiffs and Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, due to his courtroom tradition of having guest pastors and chaplains offer invocations before each session.
date : Mar 24, 2017 09:02 AM EDT
FFRF title : Religious Liberty Group Hits Back at Atheists Who Demanded Prayers Cease at Military Base
summary : A religious freedom group is pushing back against an atheist organization's efforts to end "unconstitutional" prayers and Bible readings presented by a chaplain during ceremonies at a Air National Guard base in New Hampshire.
date : Mar 15, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
Ten Commandments title : School Caves to Demands of Atheist Group, Removes 50 Y/O Ten Commandments Monument
summary : The Ten Commandments will be removed from a Pennsylvania high school after an atheist filed a lawsuit claiming monument was "offensive" to her and her daughter.
date : Feb 23, 2017 01:06 PM EST
Ark Encounter Noah's son title : The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Trip Planned by Virginia City Canceled Due to Constitution Backlash
summary : A roundtrip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, planned by Virginia parks and recreation department employees of a city ironically named "Christiansburg," was canceled after Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives pointed out the trip would violate the Constitution due to the "Christian and proselytizing nature" of the destination's exhibits.
date : Feb 21, 2017 09:56 AM EST
cross title : Faith Wins: Cross Returning to Veterans Memorial Park Despite Threats from Atheist Group
summary : Religious liberty advocates are rejoicing after winning the fight to keep a cross at Veteran's Memorial Park in Minnesota after officials decided to create a "free speech zone" to allow the cross to stay.
date : Feb 08, 2017 01:36 PM EST
Rienzi Christian flag title : Christian Flag Forced to Be Removed From Veterans Memorial, Mississippi Citizens React
summary : Residents of Rienzi, Miss., rallied Saturday after the town's mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag from Veterans Memorial Park, following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. More than 100 supporters united at the park, where the group waved Christian flags. FFRF representatives said the flag in question needed to come down to avoid unconstitutionally endorsing religion on public grounds.
date : Feb 06, 2017 09:27 AM EST
Memorial Cross park cross title : Cross Pulled From 'Memorial Cross' Public Park After Atheist Group Threatens Lawsuit
summary : A large, 14-foot tall Latin, granite cross inside a public park in Santa Clara, Calif., was removed after receiving a legal complaint from a local man and the nation's largest atheist and agnostics group, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ironically, the cross was located in Memorial Cross Park.
date : Jan 23, 2017 12:39 PM EST
Eddie Metcalf title : School District Reprimands Coach for Taking a Knee During Team Prayer
summary : A Florida middle school coach was reprimanded by the school district for taking a knee while his team huddled for prayer before a game.
date : Dec 17, 2016 05:31 PM EST
Classroom title : New York Appeals Court Clamps Down on Any Display or Influence of Christianity from Classroom
summary : The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan sided with a lower court’s ruling that Joelle Silver, a biology and anatomy teacher at Cheektowaga High School, should take down religious items in the classroom, such as posters, drawings and even the sticky notes with verses attached to the back of her desk.
date : Nov 26, 2016 08:34 AM EST
Academy Advantage title : Dallas Charter 'God's Schools' Public Funding May Be Jeopardized if Endorsing Christianity
summary : While Advantage Academy campuses in the Dallas, Texas-region are "God's schools" according to founder and former pastor Allen Beck, the public schools are being criticized by Wisconsin-based watchdog group Freedom From Religion Foundation for putting the Bible in every subject and for promoting one particular religion.
date : Aug 02, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
Christian Flag title : Georgia Courthouse Sees Christian Flag Removed After Complaint For Atheist Activist Group
summary : God is slowly but surely being removed from different aspects of our lives, as evident in the latest incident that involves the removal of a Christian flag from a Georgia courthouse due to a complaint from an atheist activist group.
date : Aug 02, 2016 01:06 AM EDT
God's Not Dead 2 DVD release title : 'God's Not Dead 2' Film Sign Banned From GOP National Convention, Called 'Incendiary'
summary : Politically associated media buys are ramping up in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Republican National Convention will take place next week. But one potential sponsor, representing the "God's Not Dead 2" new Christian drama movie, was nixed, which prompted an accusation of religious persecution.
date : Jul 14, 2016 12:02 PM EDT
God's Country Signs Hondo, Texas title : 'God's Country' Signs Will Not Come Down in Texan Town, Vows Hondo Mayor
summary : Since 1932, two memorable signs that proclaimed "This Is God's Country - Please Don't Drive Through It Like Hell" greeted people traveling through Hondo, Texas. When Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives asked city officials to remove the signs, Mayor Jim Danner said Monday, "There's no way in hell we're going to take those signs down."
date : Jun 21, 2016 09:31 AM EDT
FCA title : Proselytizers Stopped at Kentucky School District Per Freedom from Religion Complaints
summary : Fellowship of Christian Athletes representatives were asked this week to halt activities in the Jefferson County Public Schools system based in Louisville, Ky., after Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives, along with its 150 Kentucky chapter members, filed complaints.
date : Jun 17, 2016 09:29 AM EDT
Texas Sheriff Brewster County title : Christian Cross Decals Removed from Texas Sheriff Patrol Cars to Settle Lawsuit
summary : After a Brewster County, Texas, sheriff added decals of Christian crosses to patrol vehicles, Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives filed a lawsuit against the sheriff department and county government in March. Those cross decals were taken off the fleet's vehicles this week to settle the case, along with covering the legal costs of the atheist group, whose representatives argued the religious symbols represented a government endorsement of Christianity in violation of the First Amendment.
date : Jun 08, 2016 02:59 PM EDT
God Bless America Pittsburg Kansas Post Office title : 'God Bless America' Signs Flourish after Atheists File Lawsuit Over Kansas Post Office 'God Bless' Banner
summary : A debate regarding various definitions of patriotism was trigged in Pittsburg, Kan., when Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit with the local post office regarding a "God Bless America" banner that post office employees had erected outside of the building after Sept. 11, 2001. When the sign was taken down last month, a local business rushed to print thousands of "God Bless" signs to distribute throughout the community.
date : Feb 08, 2016 12:38 PM EST
Illinois Courthouse Nativity Scene title : Atheist Group, Illinois Sheriff Locked in War of Words Over Nativity Scenes: 'I Won't Bow to Bullies'
summary : An Illinois sheriff called freethinking Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives oppressors, and is vowing not to back down from their legal threats after they said the two nativity scenes erected at the local courthouse last month were unconstitutional. The sheriff just penned an excoriating letter to the activists proclaiming he will not bow to "bullies."
date : Jan 29, 2016 01:48 PM EST
Dabo Swinney title : Christian Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Bagged Coach of the Year Award as Atheist Group FFRF Targets His Faith
summary : One of the largest atheist organizations in the United States announced their plan to file a lawsuit against Clemson University over the alleged influence of head football coach Dabo Swinney on the Christian faith of student
date : Jan 15, 2016 11:49 AM EST
title : Controversial 'Jesus Sign' in East Texas Prompts Showdown of Christian Versus First Amendment Rights
summary : After leaders of a small Texas town were faced with a lawsuit from Freedom From Religion Foundation over a religious-themed greeting sign to the city of Hawkins, other communities rallied to support the concept that Jesus is welcome in East Texas. Now city officials are on the path to sue church representatives who believe they took over the property on which the sign was erected. Which entity that holds a clear title to the property is still in question.
date : Dec 30, 2015 01:19 PM EST
title : Six Organizations Join Legal Battle To Remove Ten Commandments' Monument In Pennsylvania High School
summary : Six organizations this month joined the multiyear legal battle to remove a Ten Commandments' monument from Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington, Penn. A lawsuit originally was waged from an atheist parent who refused to send her daughter to school due to the monument's presence on the school grounds. The monument was donated to the school district by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the 1950s, part of a nationwide movement in response to the 1956 release of the movie, “The Ten Commandments.” The lawsuit now will carry into 2016.
date : Dec 28, 2015 12:01 PM EST
title : 'Night At Nativity' Event in Alabama Challenged by Atheist Group: State Rep Mack Butler 'Did Not Assist as Public Official'
summary : One entity does not want a nativity scene somewhere over Rainbow City, Ala. government property, and its staff just challenged a state representative regarding his involvement in city activities planned for this Christmas outside City Hall. The issue comes one year after a controversy involving a city-owned nativity light display.
date : Dec 18, 2015 08:37 PM EST
title : Coach-Led Prayers Called 'Illegal, Coercive, Divisive': 'Religious Grooming' Halted By Illinois School District
summary : Naperville Central High School's head football coach no longer will lead prayers with his players at games after Freedom From Religion Foundation staffers sent a letter of complaint. Representatives of the northern Illinois school district agreed on Thursday to stop allowing the football coach to do so. The issue arose when a concerned local resident reportedly complained to the foundation about the matter.
date : Dec 14, 2015 07:30 PM EST
title : Complaint About Nativity Scene on New Mexico City Property Prompts Bigger Christmas Festival
summary : When an atheist group mailed Belen, N.M., city leaders a complaint about a nativity scene placed on property across from City Hall, Belen officials initiated a new "Follow the Star to Bethlehem" event, which became the city's biggest Christmas occasion ever. Belen, a city founded in 1740, is Spanish for Bethlehem. It reportedly was named by two Spaniards deliberately in honor of Bethlehem, making this complaint a bit more personal than usual.
date : Dec 13, 2015 01:25 PM EST
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