The Freethought Society
Founded in 1993 by Margaret Downey, this quickly became one of the most active and influential freethought organizations in the United States. It is especially noteworthy for the militancy of its efforts to bring an end to discrimination against nontheists. Many of its activities, such as organizing protests and putting up billboards, are based on the belief that a strong public voice is necessary to overcome the prejudice against secularists in American society. The long-term goal of The Freethought Society is to help bring about a world in which any freethinker can express his or her beliefs without fear of discrimination or retaliation.