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Texas Freedom Network
Austin, TX

Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 30,000 religious and community leaders. Based in Austin, the Texas Freedom Network acts as the state’s watchdog, monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers, textbook censorship and faith-based deregulation.

Texas Freedom Network is not verified as a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Apr 03, 2012

Media Matters reports that Fox News anchor Heather Childers today used her Twitter account to promote a bizarre birther conspiracy theory that, during the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama’s campaign threatened to have Chelsea Clinton murdered. The “threat” to have Chelsea rubbed out was allegedly part of an effort to keep Bill and Hillary […]

Apr 03, 2012

We are about to implement a new design and features that better integrate TFN Insider and the Texas Freedom Network’s main website. So we apologize in advance for any technical hiccups that might happen over the next couple of days. We hope you will like the new design. Like the one we’ve had since launching […]

Apr 02, 2012

At least one candidate for the Texas State Board of Education seems to think that his anti-gay views are relevant to his election campaign and managing public schools. A TFN Insider reader alerted us to the following Facebook post by David Williams, a candidate for the District 3 seat on state board. His post is […]

Apr 02, 2012

The Texas Freedom Network just sent out the following press release: FUNDRAISERS FOR TEXAS SBOE INCUMBENT’S CAMPAIGN RAISE QUESTIONS TFN Asks for Investigation into Whether David Barton’s Support for SBOE Incumbent David Bradley Violates State Law The Texas Freedom Network today asked district attorneys in Harris and Jefferson counties to investigate whether a State Board […]

Apr 01, 2012

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond. Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum, defending language he used toward a New York Times reporter. If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican. […]

Mar 30, 2012

Because of redistricting, all 15 seats on the Texas State Board of Education will be up for grabs in the November 2012 elections. The results of those elections will determine whether the religious right’s corrosive influence over public education will weaken or grow as the board considers what the next generation of public school students […]

Mar 30, 2012

A national poll shows that 97 percent of American voters think improving the quality of science education is important to the country’s ability to compete globally. Yet most of those voters give the quality of science education in America right now only a “C” or lower and rate it behind that of most other countries. […]

Mar 29, 2012

From a religious-right group’s email to activists today: “Rick Santorum is from God and will win with Christians and Catholics uniting for Santorum.” “Christians and Catholics”? As if Catholics aren’t Christians? Of course, it’s bad enough that religious-righters try to deify their favored political candidates (like Santorum). But the suggestion that Catholics are something other […]