Reaffirming National Motto: Divisive Symbolism or Pressing Need? "In God We Trust" resolution is sparking controversy. by Billy House, National Journal Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 2:45 p.m. Read more »
The Secular Coalition for America has voiced concerns about President Obama's nomination of Representative John McHugh's to serve as Army Secretary. Despite countless media reports on the serious and pervasive problem of proselytizing and religious discrimination in the military, McHugh has shown no indication that he is willing to address the issue. Sarah Posner of the American Prospect reported on our concerns:
1. Army Secretary Nominee Has Questionable Record on Church-State Separation.
Rep. John McHugh, a Republican from New York who is President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of the Army, is drawing scrutiny from church-state separation advocates the Secular Coalition for America and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation because of his congressional voting record on church-state separation issues. Read more »
Mission Statement: The mission of the Secular Coalition for America is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.
New York Times 2nd Most E-mailed Article Spotlights Secular Coalition for America
Read the full article here [offsite; may require registration] "Local and national atheist organizations have flourished in recent years, fed by outrage over the Bush administration’s embrace of the religious right ... These groups, once rivals, are now pooling resources to lobby in Washington for separation of church and state [through the Secular Coalition for America]." Read more »