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I’m keeping Canberra secular, says Chief Minister

A spat about the separation of religion from governance has broken out between politicians in the Australian capital of Canberra.

Action Alert:  Join FFRF in objecting to Washington State Senate prayer

Please contact the following members of the Washington State government and urge them to take steps to “prevent future constitutional violations by dropping legislative prayer.”

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Action Alert:  Ask Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to ‘repent’ his ‘Day of Repentance’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to rescind his religious proclamations and opt not, in his official capacity, to attend or endorse the overtly Christian event “Going to the Heart.”

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Below is a copy of the letter FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor sent to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors today in response to their newly adopted prayer policy.

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The AHA is asking members-elect of the House to keep their distance from the Congressional Prayer Caucus.

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While we at Secular News Daily only brought up Florida’s Amendment 8, which would remove the Florida constitution’s ban on taxpayer funding of religion, there were three “social issues” ballot measures promoted by conservatives.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint Nov. 6 to Mayor J. Michael Houston in Springfield, Ill., about illegal city involvement with the Nov. 13 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

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U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner today dismissed the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s lawsuit against officials of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for declaring 2012 as “the Year of the Bible,” while at the same time chastening state …

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Conservative Christian groups are turning Kansas statehouse into a revival tent

Americans United has already raised some concerns about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s seeming disregard for church-state separation. He is a steady ally of the Religious Right, having been the only governor to attend Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Christians-only prayer rally in Texas last summer.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has been successful in removing prayer from the Big Spring School Board meeting agenda in Newville, Pa.

School board president Wilbur Wolf told The Sentinel yesterday that "prayer will be removed from futur…

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