The Supreme Court has ruled that official prayers before legislative bodies must be nonsectarian and are prohibited in public schools. The Secular Coalition for America opposes official prayers, which constitute an endorsement of religion by government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Secular Coalition for America today applauded the support of the National Day of Reason by lawmakers at the federal and local levels and urges all Americans to support the constitutional principal of church-state separation by recognizing the annual observance. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Secular Coalition for America urged the nation’s governors to reject an invitation from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to attend an explicitly Christian August 6 prayer gathering in Houston where Perry says the nation must “call upon Jesus to guide us” and ask for “God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision.” Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secular Coalition for America today lambasted a proposed House resolution “expressing support for designation of the first weekend of May as Ten Commandments Weekend” as a misguided proposal that distracts House members from more important public policy issues while encouraging government support of particular religious beliefs – in violation of America’s founding principles.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other nontheistic Washington, D.C. residents will have no representation at Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray’s first official inaugural event—an ecumenical prayer service entitled “One City … Praying Together” at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 2, 2011. Read more »
Last night the Secular Coalition for America and its allies discovered that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) had introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would allow chaplains in the military to use specifically-Christian prayers at official military events. The Secular Coalition for America unequivocally opposes this measure, and released the following statement:
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