Should an atheist stand for governmental prayer?

Yesterday, I visited the PA state capitol building in Harrisburg mainly to protest a school voucher rally organized by Christians. Before the voucher rally, though, fellow atheist Carl Silverman and I wanted to watch ‘government in action’ and wanted to know whether the session would be led by prayer. We saw a sign that mentioned inter-faith […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation letter sent to Abington Heights School District regarding potential church/state violation

On September 28, 2011, I wrote an article about the participation of Abington Heights School District’s principal in a student-led ‘see you at the pole’ prayer event before school hours. Suprisingly, (or not), Principal Pam Murray attended the event, supported the “prayerful students,” and said, about the students and the event, “If they can take those […]