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When A Religion Seeks Special Privileges, Is It Getting More Than It Bargained For?

When A Religion Seeks Special Privileges, Is It Getting More Than It Bargained For?

Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC In their ongoing quest to undo the framers’ intentions to make state/religion entanglements unconstitutional, religious organizations keep taking their demands for special privileges to court, arguing that government and faith must be intertwined — specifically, the Christian faith.  In doing so, and winning, they just keep opening that proverbial […]

FFRFMCC Erects Annual Spring Display to Protest Catholic Prayer Shrine in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza

FFRFMCC Erects Annual Spring Display to Protest Catholic Prayer Shrine in Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza

On Thursday, April 13th, the FFRFMCC with its member volunteers erected our protest of a Catholic prayer shrine which goes up each year during the Christian “holy week” by the Divine Mercy Project at Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza.  The shrine includes a large wooden Latin cross, a 9-foot banner of Jesus, and “kneelers” for people […]

By April 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
“Challenging Religious Beliefs” – Discussion Workshop #3

“Challenging Religious Beliefs” – Discussion Workshop #3

January 21st, 2017 Facilitator:  Tom Cara, Director FFRFMCC  The FFRFMCC held its third discussion workshop on “Challenging Religious Beliefs.”  The purpose of these events is for non-theists to socialize and learn from each other’s experiences in dealing with talking points from those of religious faith, to encourage those of religious faith to think more critically […]

By March 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Vigilance is our Duty

Vigilance is our Duty

Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we are now officially one month into a new Presidency, the FFRFMCC  roundly condemns the bigoted, anti-religious, and unconstitutional actions of this administration. As non-theists, it is without question we often have very vocal opinions regarding religion – and not all of them are positive to say the […]

By February 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
“February and the Birth of Scientific Giants”

“February and the Birth of Scientific Giants”

Submitted by: Sanford Morganstein   February is an especially good time to think of the scientific method and its deep connection to truth.  It’s also a good time to think about the relationship of science to the citizen’s role in emphasizing truth. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809.  Galileo Galilei was also born […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hug An Atheist in Chicago

Hug An Atheist in Chicago

On Saturday, November 5th, the FFRFMCC took part in an event organized by Ron McCullough. “Hug an Atheist Day” was designed to showcase how the non-religious are made up of all genders, ages, races and ethnic, cultural, political and socio-economic backgrounds.  We are also decent, moral, caring people who, while we may have our differences […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Challenging Religious Beliefs – Pascal’s Wager and Assumptions of Belief

Challenging Religious Beliefs – Pascal’s Wager and Assumptions of Belief

Workshop #2 September 24th, 2016 Facilitator: Tom Cara, Director FFRFMCC The FFRFMCC held its second discussion workshop on “Challenging Religious Beliefs.” The purpose of these events is for non-theists to socialize and learn from each other’s experiences in dealing with talking points from those of religious faith. Each workshop focuses on two specific questions/topics. The […]

By November 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Andrew Seidel to Speak about RFRA with FFRFMCC

Andrew Seidel to Speak about RFRA with FFRFMCC

The FFRFMCC is pleased to announce it will be hosting a speaking engagement by FFRF Staff Attorney and Constitutional Counsel Andrew Seidel. The title of his presentation will be:  “Religious Freedom or Discrimination?:  Examining Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.”  Andrew will focus on the recent wave of Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills that have been […]

By October 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
They Just HAD to Ask That Question! – Post VP Debate Commentary by the FFRFMCC Director

They Just HAD to Ask That Question! – Post VP Debate Commentary by the FFRFMCC Director

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by:  Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC —————————————————————— Perhaps CBS News decided this was the best question and should be saved for the end.  But for awhile, it looked as though we would be able to get through two full general election debates before religion was brought to the table.  Unfortunately we were not […]

By October 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Christian Churches Continue to Show Their Preferences for Presidential Candidates

Christian Churches Continue to Show Their Preferences for Presidential Candidates

FFRFMCC Commentary Submitted by: Tom Cara, Director, FFRFMCC As we quickly approach the 2016 general election, it has become very apparent that religious organizations are viewing the presidential campaign as yet another opportunity to snub their pious noses at rules and regulations they feel should apply to everyone else but them. Religious leaders are becoming […]

By October 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →