Freethought RadioAuthor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
22 May 2018

Freethought Radio

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A weekly show by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.

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    Earthbound

    Sarah Haider, co-founder of Ex Muslims of North America (exmna.org) will receive FFRF's "Freethought Heroine" award at our convention in San Francisco in November. She talks to us about the irony that while the number of Ex-Muslims is growing rapidly in the United States, the challenges of leaving Islam are becoming more dangerous. Then we interview international lawyer, chess promoter, and private investment fund manager Richard A. Conn, Jr., about his new book: Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion.


  • Posted on 17 May 2018

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    Very Funny Lady

    Rev. Franklin Graham, an evangelical moralist, says the Stormy Daniel controversy is "no business" of anybody. Boy Scouts rebrand their image but still exclude nonbelievers. We listen to Representative Jared Huffman explain on C-Span why he created the first Congressional Freethought Congress. After hearing Irving Berlin's song "Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil In Hades," we talk with New York City standup comedian (and atheist) Leighann Lord, who just made it to the finals (top 5 out of 200) in the American Black Film Festival-HBO Comedy Wings Competition and who will be performing at FFRF's annual convention in November.


  • Posted on 10 May 2018

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    The Constitution Wins

    This week we celebrate the formation of the new Congressional Freethought Caucus, promoting science and state/church separation in government. FFRF attorney Liz Cavell explains our victory declaring a cross on the Lehigh County, Pennsylvania seal unconstitutional. We again protest the National Day of Prayer by hearing the words of the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional. After hearing Dan sing "Get Off Your Knees And Get To Work," we talk with victorious state/church plaintiff David Steketee about his lawsuit (taken by FFRF) declaring New Jersey county grants to repair churches to be unconstitutional.


  • Posted on 03 May 2018

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    Badly Written Bible

    There was a lot of media coverage about FFRF's unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court victory stopping counties from using public money to repair churches. FFRF attorney Rebecca Markert describes the amicus brief we filed in opposition to President Trump's recent travel ban, claiming it violates the Establishment Clause and the "no religious test" provisions of the Constitution. Then we talk with psychologist and author Valerie Tarico, a former fundamentalist, whose cogent article, "Why is the bible so badly written?", was censored by Salon.com.


  • Posted on 26 Apr 2018

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    Secular State

    Breaking news: The New Jersey Supreme Court just handed FFRF a unanimous victory declaring state grants to repair churches to be unconstitutional. FFRF attorney Ryan Jayne gives us the details. Author and researcher Linda LaScola, editor of the Patheos blog "Rational Doubt," congratulates "#MeToo" atheist women for speaking out against sexual harassment in the freethought movement. Then the Peruvian author Ricardo Zavala, president of the Freethinkers of Peru, describes the first-ever Latin-American Freethought conference he is organizing that will take place in Arequipa, Peru May 24-26, to promote a completely secular state.


  • Posted on 19 Apr 2018

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