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March 3 in freethought history…

March 3, 1959 – In an interview published in LOOK magazine, Senator John F. Kennedy says, “Whatever one’s religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all … Continue reading

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June 28 in freethought history…

June 28, 1971 – The US Supreme Court rules in Lemon v Kurtzman that a state may not reimburse private schools for private teachers’ salaries. More generally, and more importantly, the opinion establishes the Lemon Test; to wit, government action must have a secular … Continue reading

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