DCB wrote:To be fair, FFRF does a lot of good work on maintaining the separation of church and state, which is really their stated purpose.
I think their purpose is similar to the NRA - push the envelope of their particular amendment (or clause) as far as possible to one side, regardless of the original intent. They accomplish much more by the threat of lawsuit than they do by actual lawsuit. If they know their position would be a loser in court, they save their money and put out a press release, which (at least in the Cap Times) gets published most of the time. Then, NPR brings on an FFRF representative to debate a far right wing person about the topic, completely ignoring what is probably the constitutionally accurate position somewhere in the middle.
About 15 years ago or so, I know they proposed giving handicapped people in Madison absentee ballots so that polling places could be moved from handicap-accessible churches to other, non-accessible buildings.