In case you are wondering, the "FFRF" is an acronymn standing for "Freedom From Religion Foundation" and it/they is/are a IRS-non-profit-registered, anti-American, anti-Constitution, and vehemently anti-Christianity-in-government subversive group headquartered in Madison Wisconsin.
Notice that they do not call themselves the "Freedom FOR Religion Foundation" nor the "Freedom OF Religion Foundation" nor even the "Freedom AGAINST Religion Foundation" (the latter of which would clearly state their obvious anti-Ten-Commandments/anti-Bible-verses-in-public-view-on-government-property despicable and noxious irreligious-crusade exploitations thus far).
Being tricky, as Satan usually is (starting from the Garden of Eden on with permission from the Creator who allowed such a sordid Stumbling Block to infest the Holy Garden and elsewhere), they call themselves the "Freedom FROM Religion Foundation" which word "from" can either infer "religion" being the SOURCE of their Freedom...or (and diametrically opposite) SUPPOSED freedom (actually SLAVERY) by attempting to GET AWAY FROM or ESCAPE "religion."
In their case, and especially in the case of a similar group who call themselves "Americans United for Separation of Church and State," the FFRF targets their peculiar prejudice and bigotry against "Church" (perhaps a non-legal/semantically-inaccurate euphemism to them which apparently symbolizes ALL "Churches" which word they associate with CHRISTIAN Churches -- rather than associating it ALSO with such religious phenomena as synagogues, mosques, temples and so forth). In the case of the AUSCS, the "State" is euphemistically supposed to symbolize all forms, types, levels, and eschelons of so-called "secular" or "civil" government...
...especially in taxpayer-funded PUBLIC schools, and "equal-opportunity" employment whether in non-religious OR religious commercial or quasi-commercial entities (such as a "church" or "synagogue" or "mosque" or "temple" involving donations of offering-plate contributions or employee income utilizing Federal Reserve Notes).
One might superficially presume that even Jesus [Christ] advocated "separation of synagogue and government" (i.e. "church" and "state") by His own alleged (Scripturally-recorded) words of:
Render to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God...as if the two were totally different, separated, non-integrated, apples-versus-oranges apart.
But the Lord's words have much deeper meaning, in that clearly Caesar (and in the case of the United States, the equivalent of Caesar's Roman government on all levels) belongs to God his Creator. So then what is Caesar's is ONLY TENTATIVELY and TEMPORARILY Caesar's (to SOME extent), but BOTH Caesar AND the human-fashioned monies Caesar acquired and acquires belongs to the ultimate Creator of ALL of them, namely: GOD.
The New Testament refers to the obvious intentions, activism, and actions of such groups (by obvious implication) as the FFRF, AUSCS, "Southern Poverty Law Center," "People for the American Way," and "American Civil Liberties Union" (not to mention the homosexual HRC and their ilk) with the following description:
Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of humans who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
First Thessalonians 2:15 ...who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all humans
Second Timothy 3:8 ...as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these humans also oppose the truth, humans of corrupt mind and counterfeit faith
Is that not a proper description for the so-called "Rev" Barry Lynn - who hypocritically associates his title of clergy with his AUSCS group who adamantly and vehemently oppose go-into-ALL-the-Earth-and-make-disciples Great Commission of Jesus proselytizing?
Similar with a lawyer by the same of "Sam" belonging to the FFRF. "Sam" is short for "Samuel" which is a Biblical name, and yet that lawyer does exactly the anti-Scripture-based-morality-in-public OPPOSITE of what God's Old-Testament prophet Samuel did and would do...especially relating to PUBLIC-school property.
And is it any wonder why students go demonic and at least assault or molest and at worst shoot each other dead in classrooms all across the nation every so often?
The country did NOT start out that way.
The Founding Fathers not only had great respect for Jesus as God and Creator, but MANDATED (automatically) selected-portions Bible study in early-pioneer and pilgrim PUBLIC schools (NOT for FORCING belief on deliberately-disbelieving wayward but instead promoting a general-community basis for lawful behavior via the moral precepts and history of Scripture).
The great eastern-American universities were founded by CHRISTIAN men. And we YET have "In God We Trust" on our precious fiat-currency paper bills...commercially exchanged even by narcotics pushers and addicts and masseuse/escort prostitutes who are specialists in violating decent exposure dress codes embedded in rightly-interpreted contextually-applicable Scripture references such as RSV's and NASB's and KJV's Numbers 5:18, Deuteronomy 32:42, Second Samuel 13:18, Song of Solomon 2 & 7, Isaiah 3:17 & 20:4 and 47:1-4, Jeremiah 2:25, Ezekiel 16 and 23, along with First Corinthians 11:14-16 and First Timothy 2:8-15.
Aforementioned founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence did not specify JESUS as "God" (perhaps in part because of some objecting jews - and God damn them all, but maybe not so fast!).
Learning-English and already-English-speaking immigrants to the USA were not only Christianity-tolerant-and-accommodating Jews but also those similarly compliant who espoused other religions. Yet THE Textbook for ALL (of WHATEVER religious preference) - and especially PUBLIC school students - WAS THE Old-and-New-Testaments [Judeo/Christian] Holy Bible.
Yet, the founding fathers chose to precisely word their First Amendment with, in some ways, a strange and yet unique choice of terms:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
It is the SECOND part of that Non-Establishment/Non-Prohibition combo clause which the FFRF, AUSCS, etc. overlook, disregard, and ignore. As have many judges in judicial-court decisions since then.
As has been the case from its beginning, a simple MAJORITY of citizens in the United States have voted their MAJORITY-votes-acquiring candidates into the legislative and executive branch of American government...and the executive, in agreement with the legislative, have appointed their choices into the judicial branch of government. Those judges in the judicial branch have then and thus interpreted and applied the Bill of Rights of the Constitution in accord with that MAJORITY of the legislative and executive branch who - again - were elected by a MAJORITY (NOT minority) of voting citizens.
Thus, if a majority of citizens vociferously advocated that the Christian Bible (including The Ten Commandments) be the main public-school Textbook, and MOST of the others at least were neutral about it, that MAJORITY (NOT a few dissident objectors or atheists) had the Bible actually be the main public-school Textbook with its inclusion of the Ten Commandments.
Also, if a majority agreed that vehicle drivers should stop at Ten-Commandment-equivalent red stoplights, enforced by peace officers, the law became that ALL drivers (including a few anti-religious/atheist-equivalent objectors) HAD to thereafter stop at PUBLIC-display-of-Ten-Commandments-equivalent red stoplights.
"Religion" is historically and currently ingrained into the innermost fabric of America (obviously revealed by the wording of the combo Non-Establishment-of-RELIGION and Non-Prohibition-of-RELIGION Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution), and this country never has been and still is no place for fool atheists who hypocritically claim that there is no God when they at the same time admit to His existence by them mentioning Him by name.
Matthew 26:63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to Him: "I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him: "You have said so. But I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."
Matthew 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked Him: "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied: "You have said so."
Mark 15:2 And Pilate asked Him: "Are you the King of the Jews?" And He answered him: "You have said so."
Luke 23:3 And Pilate asked Him: "Are you the King of the Jews?" And He answered him: "You have said so."
Psalm 14:1 To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart: "There is no God." THEY are corrupt, THEY do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
Psalm 53:1 To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart: "There is no God." THEY are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
"Some of the nicest people I know are atheists?" And the Sun rises in the west each morning.
The intention of the founding fathers was that there be no FORCED DENOMINALIZATIONISM imposed on any or all American citizens - NOT that "religion" ITSELF (of whatever types) would be outlawed, illegal, or unlawful. For example, not everyone was to be required to be a jump-up-and-down, hands-waving-in-the-air, baby-talk-tongues-babbling Pentacostal, nor everyone to sit silent, static, and motionless monk-like in sanctuary pews (be that in some church OR synagogue OR mosque OR temple, and NOT simply in "church" pews).
And WHAT "religion" or "religions" (plus practices and rituals thereof) did the High-Court judges of that time (and those later on up to the present day) decide were NOT to be "established" and what "religion" or "religions" did those Supreme Court justices decide were to NOT be "prohibited?"
On an individual civilian case-by-case basis? How about such Non-Establishment/Non-Prohibition differentiations applying to those in the United States military? And American GOVERNMENT officials themselves (such as Scripture-verses-quoting GOP or Democrat political candidates, opening-prayers-invocation American governors, senators, representatives, "I-swear-by-God" judges and county clerks, and read-Bible-history-for-scholastic-exam-and-credits taxpayer-funded public-school teachers)?
It should be remembered that ALL territories within the geographical boundaries of the United States (including those inside Indian Reservations and teepees therein, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, commercial businesses, private homes and apartments, out in the relatively-uninhabited countryside, etc.) are under federal and state and county jurisdictions, and official agents representing such are able to if not "invade" or "trespass" at least set their feet upon and into any part of such USA territory (in the form of police, sheriffs, marshals, National Guard, and the Army or Air Force or Marines).
Fortunately, some not-so-obscure Bible passages and spin-off law based on such effectively prohibits needless, irresponsible, capricious incursions into privacy:
Esther 1:8 And drinking was according to the law, no one was compelled; for the king had given orders to all the officials of his palace to do as every man desired.
Esther 7:2 And on the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, "What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even UP to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled."
Esther 7:8 And the king returned from the palace garden to the place where they were drinking wine, as Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was; and the king said: "Will he even assault the Queen in my presence, in my own house?" As the words left the mouth of the king, they covered Haman's face.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people [including anti-porn China and Middle-Eastern countries, admiring and praising the hijab/burka modesty of the latter].
Isaiah 5:22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink
First Corinthians 14:40 ...but all things should be done decently and in order.
At the very least, the Tax-Exempt Status of the FFRF and AUSCS, essentially one and the same with those described in the following Bible verses...
Matthew 23:4 They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
Matthew 23:13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in."
Luke 11:45 One of the lawyers answered him: "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
Luke 11:46 And He replied: "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
Luke 11:52 Woe to you lawyers, because you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
...should have their Tax-Exempt Status permanently revoked (so as to start paying property taxes), their lawyers disbarred and jailed for filing frivolous lawsuits, making intimidating threats causing mental anguish, plus have fire and building inspectors be VERY thorough discovering all sorts of building code and ordinance violations relating to their premises, vehicles, and private dwellings. Cops should incessantly and scrupulously watch whether they COMPLETELY stop at stop signs. The EPA should pounce on them for even the slightest infraction of waste disposal or littering. Media should righteously and legitimately "defame" them with adverse publicity, and citizens within Madison Wisconsin and elsewhere refuse to do commercial business with them in every aspect imaginable. Intensive boycotting is relentlessly called for.
Such Herodian-like FFRF are clearly enemies against both Christians and Christianity in general public view (whether Christians and their manifestations are "zoned" or "licensed" with "permits" or not):
Mark 3:6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy Him.
Mark 12:13 And they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to entrap Him in his talk.
[Hence, my previous damn the jews(?) comment. But take it easy, frustrated-by-jews-not-willing-to-be-converted Martin Luther. Hitler will have plans for them later on, but a humbly-emigrating-to-largely-Christian-America remnant will develop the Bomb incinerating Hiroshima and Nagasaki saving half a million GIs from kamikazi crazies].
It is true that the Creator has deemed it allowable for [genuine Christians] to TEMPORARILY be troubled, harassed, and besieged by the likes of the pre-Nazi-reminiscent-jew FFRF, AUSCS, PFAW, SPLC, ACLU, HRC, etc. but it is also true that the Creator ultimately intends and plans for there to be anything BUT "loving non-discriminatory inclusive diversity" after the temporal demise of both groups (and more so, after The Resurrection of ALL followed by Judgment as described in such apocalpytic Biblical passages as Revelation chapter 20 through 22).
There WILL be a COMPLETE and PERMANENT separation of the wicked FFRF, AUSCS, PAW, SPLC, ACLU, HRC, and such AWAY FROM sanctified and redeemed saints of the Lord Jesus in Glory -- elect NEVER again to be tempted with temptations from nor of such. Never again to be sullied by their stink, nor polluted by their perversion. Never again coerced to mentally, emotionally, even physically vomit choking on and because of their vile filth.
Until that time, the FFRF (and their types) MUST be made fully aware that Ten Commandments will YET be in general public view at least on church OR synagogue properties within America, Christian radio stations will YET broadcast FCC-allowed recitations of the Ten Commandments and other Scripture, airwaved-and-cable TV plus the Internet will YET continue to be richly laden with Ten-Commandments and other Scripture quotations (both visual and audible), Christians will YET continue to carry KJV and RSV and NASB and ESV Bibles in their vehicles and on their persons, and quote contents thereof to anyone in any commercial business at any time they (and the Holy Spirit) consider appropriate.
Added to that, radical-extremist islamic groups like ISIS, literally applying executionary-Torah-like sharia law, will be more than happy to imprison, stone-to-death, push-off-tall-buildings, burn or bury alive, or behead any individual belonging to or supportive of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (and others like them) who is considered by them to have blasphemed the Qur'an or Mohammad. (With my approval, I might add).
Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins; for there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way."
But do not the FFRF have at least the CAPACITY (though NOT the "right") to HATE government displays and exhibitions of Christian-CHURCH religion, per:
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. If any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;
Matthew 5:40 and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well;
Matthew 5:41 and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Matthew 10:14 And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
Revelation 22:11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."
being that they are:
Ephesians 2:2 ...following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience?
The following gives the answer:
Romans 8:38 I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Romans 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 6:12 We are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Colossians 1:16 for [Jesus Christ, the Son of God] all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 2:15 He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in Him.
Psalm 97:9 You, LORD, are most high over all the Earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
Ephesians 1:21 ...far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred with one another,
16 saying: "What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is manifest to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any one in this name."
18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered them: "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge;
20 because we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard."
21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for all men praised God for what had happened.
22 because the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.
23 When they were released they went to their friends and reported what the [FFRF, AUSCS, PFAW, SPLC, ACLU, HRC] chief priests and the elders had said to them.
24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said: "Sovereign Lord, who did make the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,
25 who by the mouth of our father David, your servant, did say by the Holy Spirit: 'Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against His Anointed'--
27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your Holy Servant Jesus, whom you did anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and some people of Israel,
28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,
30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your Holy Servant Jesus."
31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.
32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.
33 And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of what was sold
35 and laid it at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to each as any had need.
["Holy Socialism!" or "Holy Communism!" - as Batman's Robin might exclaim.]
Acts 17:24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and Earth, does not live in shrines made by mankind,
Acts 17:25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, being that He Himself gives to all humans life and breath and everything.
First Corinthians 10:26 "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
First Timothy 6:14 I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
First Timothy 6:15 and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
First Timothy 6:16 who alone has immortality and resides in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
First Timothy 4:13 Until I come, attend to the PUBLIC reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
And those particular deviates (such as anti-Christian-Text-morality-in-government-and-in-public) such as the FFRF, AUSCS, PFAW, SPLC, HRC, and others of their immentality who hate Him and His He will thankfully and eternally burn isolated and airlessly suspended forever in outer darkness within the invisible flames of the Lake of Fire, secluded in perpetuity away from the Lord's saints in their blessed fellowship of believers enthralled in ecstatic never-ending bliss.
Jude 1:14 It was of these [FFRF, AUSCS, PFAW, SPLC, HRC] also that Enoch in the seventh generation from Adam prophesied, saying: "Hey, the Lord came with His holy myriads,
15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the godless of all their deeds of godlessness which they have committed in such an godless way, and of all the harsh things which godless sinners have spoken against Him."
17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 they said to you: "In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own godless passions."
19 It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;
21 keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of His glory with rejoicing,
25 to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.