Posted on May 1, 2019 by PJ SlingerFFRF on the Road (May 2019) FFRF Associate Counsel Sam Grover spoke to a group of about 70 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wis., on April 7 on the topic of “Civil Rights in the Age of Religious Refusal.” “I thought it might be a challenge to convince a room of people who self-identify as religious that an expansion of ‘religious freedom’ rights would be a bad thing,” Grover said. “But they were quite receptive to the idea that as people who care about social justice and civil rights, they must reject the Religious Right’s attempts to drastically expand ‘religious freedom’ to protect actions in addition to beliefs.” Photo by Chris Line FFRF Staff Attorney Liz Cavell spoke at the Freethought Festival in Madison, Wis., on March 29 on the topic of “The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision and the future of anti-discrimination laws.” The annual event was hosted by Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA) at UW-Madison. FFRF Co-President Dan Barker, center, participated in a debate about God’s existence with Ratio Christi pastor Bryan Hurlbutt, second from left, at Utah State University in Logan on April 9. The event was co-sponsored by the Utah State University Secular Student Alliance and USUSA InterVarsity. On the left is Brock Redman with Utah State’s SSA. FFRF Co-President Dan Barker spoke with the Secular Humanists of Roanoke, Va., which is a chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists, on March 24. Bill Flynn (blue shirt with arms crossed in middle row) is the SHOR president and main organizer of the event. Dan Barker was at the University of Iowa on April 16, where he talked on the topic of “How to be good without God.” The event was sponsored by the University of Iowa Secular Student Alliance. Dan Barker spoke on the topic of “Love Thy First Amendment” at Vanderbilt University on Feb. 14. The event was organized by the Vanderbilt University Secular Student Alliance. Dan Barker spoke about “Losing Faith in Faith” (his preacher-to-atheist story) at the University of Minnesota on April 18. The event was sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH, which is the longest continuously operating secular campus club in the country).