The Freedom From Religion Foundation, in some ways, has replaced American Civil Liberties Union as the main villain of the religious right. For years when Christian pundits railed against efforts to make government secular it talked only of ACLU. Freedom From Religion Foundation has aggressively moved into this space. Pundits are now starting to talk about the FFRF as an “evil” organization.
The ACLU and FFRF have different strategies. ACLU went after Ten Commandment monuments for a long time. These cases are expensive and the Supreme Court keeps changing the rules on what is Constitutional. FFRF has become know across the South as the group to call when public schools hold Christian prayers on school time or display religious propaganda like crosses.
The FFRF just added another attorney, it has seven full time. They write legalistic letters to school districts about their prayers and crosses. It’s cheap and if the school districts are foolish enough to go to court they lose and pay FFRF for attorney hours. These are win win cases.
Usually, school districts who receive these letters are advised by their own attorneys to eliminate the promotion of Christianity. School Boards mostly comply. That does not mean local Christians do not bombard FFRF with emails. FFRF publishes some of these. They are filled with profanity, especially the “f” word, all in testimony for Jesus.
Almost every kid in the U.S. is connected to the internet. Any who do not like prayers and crosses can find FFRF in a few seconds.