Our core mission involves promoting separation of government & religion, educating the public about our philosophy & practices and serving the public good in ways that are exemplary of our values. We have monthly meetings on the 4th Sunday of each month that include a variety of activities such as informative lectures, seasonal celebrations, secular movie screenings and more.
Of course: California. The ONLY open and out-spoken atheist Governor of any state was Culbert Levy Olson who served as Governor of California from 1939 to 1943. Olson refused to say "so help me God" during his oath of office or to place his hand on the Bible. Instead, with his right hand raised and his left hand conveniently tucked in his coat pocket, Olson said, "I will affirm." His grandchildren were recently interviewed by FFRF on Freethought Matters. For more information, see Atheism on TV, below.
Soon these words will appear in the chambers of the Torrance City Council because they voted for it last week despite the fact that no members of the public were present during the vote. The Mayor, Patrick Furey, along with Councilmen Goodrich and Rizzo voted against the item, and urged colleagues to push the decision to the next meeting, May 21. Councilman Goodrich also argued that the council moved too fast on the item and didn’t receive enough public input. However, the motion passed 4 to 3. The words will go on the wood paneling above the dais. Are Christians so devious that they only way they can promote their religion--and make it legal!--is behind closed doors—the public be damned?
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has a regular Sunday morning TV program, Freethought Matters on Channel 13 KCOP at 8:30 am. Recent programs debunked the value of each of "The Ten Commandments." Other programs included interviews with Abby Hafer, Jerry Dewitt, Dan Barker, and the grandchildren of California's atheist Governor. This 30-minute program is listed as “paid programming” but set your recorders anyway. This is a program that you will even enjoy the commercials!
Reference our Spring Service Day. It's time to volunteer as a good neighbor, as a good citizen, as dues to humanity. Volunteers keep two of LA's finest highways clean (the 2 in Glendale, and the 10 in West LA) and we hope you're able to join us on May 4th.!