Alabama Freethought Association

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Alabama Freethought Association
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111 Lake Joan Cir
Munford, AL 36268
(256) 761-1105

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Okla. students don’t have to listen to Christian music, thanks to FFRF The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped Oklahoma middle school kids from being forced to regularly listen to Christian music during the school day. A concerned parent informed FFRF that teachers at Adair Middle School were playing Christian music during class. One teacher reportedly played KXOJ, the local Christian radio station, any time that students were working on assignments and she wasn't actively teaching. Another teacher occasionally played Christian music in class and sang along with it. It is inappropriate for a public school teacher to promote religion during class, FFRF informed Adair Public Schools. "Federal courts have consistently rejected the promotion of religious viewpoints in the classroom," FFRF Legal Fellow Chris Line wrote to Adair Public Schools Superintendent Mark Lippe. "Courts have upheld the termination of teachers who refuse to remain neutral on matters of religion while acting in their official capacities as government employees." The teachers' actions created the impression that the school, and, by extension, the district endorse the exclusively Christian messages expressed in their music selection, FFRF contended. The school district had a duty to ensure that "subsidized teachers do not inculcate religion," to quote the U.S. Supreme Court, or use their positions of authority to promote a particular religious viewpoint. FFRF emphasized that public school teachers should be inclusive of all students, particularly considering that about 35 percent of young Americans, those born after 1981, are religiously unaffiliated, while more than 43 percent are non-Christian. Demonstrating a religious preference to students is fraught with legal and moral peril, including the risk of ostracizing students, which may lead to bullying, FFRF underlined. Continue reading: https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/30987-okla-students-don-t-have-to-listen-to-christian-music-thanks-to-ffrf


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Watch this week's "Ask An Atheist," where FFRF Co-President Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor talk about Freethoug twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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This week on Ask an Atheist, FFRF Co-President Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk about Freethought in Central America. We will also discuss, "What do atheists do at Thanksgiving?" How do you handle prayer at the Thanksgiving dinner table? If you have any questions, please comment below or email askanatheist@ffrf.org.

On this date in 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Derbyshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poem. Through a family friend, she was exposed to Charles Hennell's An Inquiry into the Origins of Christianity. Unable to believe, she conscientiously gave up religion and stopped attending church. Her father shunned her, sending the broken-hearted young dependent to live with a sister until she promised to reexamine her feelings. Her intellectual views did not, however, change. She translated Strauss' Das Leben Jesu, a monumental task, without signing her name to the 1846 work. After her father's death in 1849, Mary Ann traveled, then accepted an unpaid position with The Westminister Review. Despite a heavy work load, she translated Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity, the only book ever published under her real name. That year, the shy, respectable writer scandalized British society by sending notices to friends announcing she had entered a free "union" with George Henry Lewes, editor of The Leader, who was unable to divorce his first wife. They lived harmoniously together for the next 24 years, but suffered social ostracism and financial hardship. She became salaried and began writing essays and reviews for The Westminister Review (see quote). Renaming herself "Marian" in private life and adopting the nom de plume "George Eliot," she began her impressive fiction career, including: Scenes of Clerical Life (1857), Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863), and Middlemarch (1871). Themes included her humanist vision and strong heroines. Her poem, "O May I Join the Choir Invisible" expressed her views about nonsupernatural immortality: "O may I join the choir invisible/ Of those immortal dead who live again/ In minds made better by their presence. . ." D. 1880. Continue reading: https://ffrf.org/news/day/22/11/freethought/#george-eliot

Congrats to our Unabashed Atheist of the week, Marc Seignoret. Make your own virtual billboard today and you could be our next staff pick! Those chosen will receive a free “Unabashed Atheist” t-shirt from FFRF. Create your billboard here: ffrf.org/unabashed.

FFRF applauds Conn. city’s pro-women proposal The Freedom From Religion Foundation is praising the city of Hartford, Conn., for seeking to combat faith-based crisis pregnancy centers with a new measure. Crisis Pregnancy Centers are anti-science clinics that disseminate erroneous and misleading information about abortions to dissuade women from receiving one. Some women are led to believe that they are seeing a licensed medical provider when they are, in fact, being peddled anti-abortion propaganda by religious charlatans. Abortion is a time-sensitive issue, and no time should be delayed accessing the necessary care. Under a measure headed for the Hartford City Council, the centers in the city would have to disclose whether staff members have medical licenses, and would be fined up to $100 a day for engaging in fraudulent or deceptive advertising. FFRF applauds this reasonable and ethical clampdown on fallacious, anti-women propaganda and recommends it as a strategy that should be implemented nationally in favor of women’s health. “All Crisis Pregnancy Centers should have to be transparent about their religious motivations,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. “Women seeking an abortion have no time to waste on misleading information from unlicensed medical providers.” Similar legislation was passed by the California General Assembly in 2015, which mandated that anti-abortion centers must divulge whether they lack a medical license. Continue reading: https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/30986-ffrf-applauds-conn-city-s-pro-women-proposal