I want to take a moment this wonderful Sunday to say a few words about the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). If you’re unfamiliar, the FFRF, as stated on their webpage, is a non-profit organization that works as an effective state/church watchdog and voice for freethought (atheism, agnosticism, skepticism).
I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with FFRF lawyers on two different occasions regarding what I felt were violations of church/state separation at local public institutions. On one occasion, the FFRF lawyers wrote a letter to the offending institution and the matter was resolved. The letter was very polite, very informative, and very detailed. It was amazing the work FFRF put into this on my behalf. On the second occasion the FFRF was sympathetic of my request, but was unable to move forward due to previous court cases setting an unfortunate precedent. The FFRF was super polite and very detailed in their letter back to me citing specific court cases. Although it saddens me to see this church/state separation continue, I feel better knowing the FFRF did what it could.
If you’re looking for a cause to donate to, the FFRF is a very worthy cause and all donations are tax deductible. After the help they provided after my first email to them, I put in annual membership donation immediately. It’s the least I could do.
Again, the FFRF is a great group of friendly, polite people, doing a great job protecting the rights of non-believers. If you ever have a concern regarding church/state separation issues and are not sure what to do, please do not hesitate to contact them. They want you to contact them. I linked the FFRF site above, but a direct link to their report-a-violation page is: