Reverence for—and practice of—secular humanist values is the only path to sustainable peace and justice everywhere…
To that end, I became a life member of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF)—compelled to join by the realization that so many competing and incompatible superstitions are not merely absurd but extremely dangerous—and must be actively and visibly challenged by those of us who know better.
Importantly, I’ve chosen to join FFRF not just in support of non-believers. I’ve also done so to defend the rights and safety of other believers. I’ve done so out of compassion for those still trapped in the closet of belief. And I’ve done so especially in defense of innocent, trusting children who are indoctrinated and terrorized by the ridiculous beliefs and hurtful practices of their elders every day.
Thanks to the commitment of its leadership, perseverance of its legal team, and support of its ever-growing membership, FFRF continues to expose and successfully challenge countless church-state separation violations all around the United States. By the way, such violations are far more numerous and egregious than one might expect in twenty-first century America. If you have your doubts, visit the FFRF website and prepare to be shocked by what is happening even in your hometown.
And so, I have chosen to put my money where my mouth is. And I encourage anyone who reveres the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to join the FFRF with this most important point in mind: The Establishment Clause affirms not only the freedom of religion, but also the freedom from religion— without which the freedom of religion is not even possible.