Vol. 40 No. 02 Mar 2023 Photos, cartoons, galleries Steve and Shirley Petersen of Minnesota, as of late January, were still featured on FFRF’s billboard in St. Paul, which went up in June. Steve writes: “There is a church on the next block and I found this photo to be humorous. Because parking is at a premium in downtown St. Paul, it is probable that the lot this billboard is at is used by church attendees. Would love to listen in to a conversation of those church members when they see the atheists on the billboard are up above keeping vigil over vehicles when they are at church?” A possible Crankmail writer? Cartoon Addis cartoon Americans and feminists are waking up to the fact that the ruthless campaign to deny reproductive, women’s and LGBTQ rights is a religious crusade, as these two Madison protesters (right) show. (Photo by Annie Laurie Gaylor) FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor (above) hold FFRF’s banner at the National Women’s March in Madison, Wis., on Jan. 22, on what would have been Roe v. Wade’s 50th anniversary. Madison was chosen as the “marquee” targeted location for the march. The message of the rally was on the importance of an upcoming state Supreme Court election that will impact the success of the Wisconsin attorney general’s lawsuit against the state’s 1849 abortion ban, which is now in effect. Dan and Annie Laurie were invited by the march’s local leaders, who liked FFRF’s message, to jump to the head of the line (to deflect attention from a distracting anti-abortion protester). After marching up State Street, Madison’s main drag from campus to the Capitol building, speeches were held inside the Capitol Rotunda. (Photo by Chris Line) While in Vancouver, Dan Barker caught up with Lynn Lau, former FFRF employee. Liz Cavell, associate counsel at FFRF, led a Zoom meeting on the topic of “Students: Know Your Rights” for the Secular Student Alliance on Jan. 25. Centre for Inquiry Canada started the Vancouver, British Columbia, branch, which held a panel discussion on Jan. 28, with Dan Barker moderating a group of ex-clergy talking about their experiences of losing their beliefs. Members of the panel were (front row) Mohamed Cisse, an ex-Muslim muezzin; and Shlomo Levin, an ex-Jewish rabbi; (back row) Dan Barker; Duane Grady, an ex-Christian minister; Lon Ostrander, an ex-Christian pastor; and John Lombard, an ex-Christian missionary Following a chapter meeting of the Unfettered Freethinkers of South Sound on Jan. 29 in Olympia, Wash., director Lewis Foerster, former director Darrell Barker, and FFRF Co-President Dan Barker posed with FFRF’s Winter Solstice sign that used to be displayed in the state Capitol. This sign, as evidenced by the crease in the middle, had been stolen, vandalized and dumped in a ditch several years ago.