The Secular Coalition for America opposes government-coerced recitation of the religious Pledge of Allegiance. Our community is relegated to second-class citizenship when patriotic exercises require an affirmation of supernatural belief.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Secular Coalition for America today released its 2011 Congressional Report Card. A majority of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives earned failing grades on seven issues related to religious liberty and discrimination against nontheistic and secular Americans. Read more »
Statement regarding the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision ruling the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance constitutional.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892. Our pledge was officially recognized in 1942 by the United States Congress. The Secular Coalition for America supports this pledge.
During the vicious Joe McCarthy era the U.S. Congress added the phrase “Under God” to the Pledge. The Secular Coalition for America supports the original Pledge of Allegiance which did not then -- and should not now -- include the phrase “under God.”
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"No child should go to school each day to have the class declare that her religious beliefs are wrong in an exercise that portrays her and her family as less patriotic than believers." -David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association
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