Fear of Faith

The Freedom from Religion Foundation


Founded in 1976 by Anne Nicol Gaylor and her daughter Annie Laurie Gaylor, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, with about 20,000 members and a dozen or so employees. An annual convention, meetings, and other events are funded by dues and gifts. FFRF's purpose, according to its website, is twofold: (1) "to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church"; and (2) "to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism."

Objective #1 is pursued through threats of litigation and, where those fail, actual litigation. Objective #2 takes the form of promoting nontheism. The FFRF holds...


Terrell Clemmons is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo31/fear-of-faith


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