Maine Chapter Freedom from Religion Mission Statement

The Maine Chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation works to defend the First Amendment’s guarantee of the freedom of and freedom from religion.

The current administration violates First Amendment freedoms when they make illegal decisions that put fundamentalist Christian beliefs above the law. Doing so takes away the rights of believers in other religions and non-believers alike. We engage the public to help raise awareness that everyone’s human rights are threatened when laws are made that favor one religion over all others or over non-belief.

There are numerous ways to help the chapter without engaging the public; walk with us in the Portland Pride Parade in solidarity with the LBGT community, help set up our booth at the Common Ground Fair and other venues or enter contact information of new and potential members. Those with writing skills could contribute to writing the talks we give, the informational flyers we give away or the secular invocations we give to the Maine House and Senate every year.

If supporting these activities without engaging the public interests you, we urge you to attend a monthly meeting. We are an open and welcoming community that offers you an opportunity to support your secular world view in a way that feels right for you. Remember, no one can do everything but everyone can do something. Together we can make a difference.

The Maine Chapter is open to all people who support the separation of church and state regardless of religious faith, secular principles, nationality, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or ability.

Keep on thinking free

I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think
There you go man, keep as cool as you can
Face piles of trials with smiles
It riles the administration to believe
That you perceive the web they weave
Keep on thinking free

(adapted from the Mood Blues)

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