The Secular Coalition for America represents the growing constituency of nontheists who describe themselves as: atheist, humanist, freethinker, agnostic, skeptic, bright, ignostic, materialist, and naturalist, among others.
The Secular Coalition for America today announced the Lobby Day for Reason, a free lobbying day for secular Americans to take place on March 23, 2012, on Capitol Hill. The Lobby Day for Reason will offer secular-minded individuals a morning of free lobbying training followed by the opportunity to meet with congressional staff to discuss issues related to the separation of church and state.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a live-televised town hall meeting in College Park, Maryland, today, President Barack Obama gave the first question opportunity to Amanda Knief of the Secular Coalition for America, who asked the president why he has still not fulfilled the campaign promise he made three years ago to end the Bush-era policies that allow federally funded religious organizations to discriminate in hiring and employment on the basis of belief.
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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. – On the same weekend that followers of a Christian fundamentalist broadcaster believe the world will come to an end, more than 100 nontheistic activists and professionals will meet on Capitol Hill for the first-ever Biennial Strategic Summit held by the Secular Coalition for America, the leading national lobby for nontheistic and secular Americans. Read more »
HUNTSVILLE, AL – The State of Alabama can easily be classified as ground zero for numerous conflicts regarding issues relating to the separation of church and state. From Governor Guy Hunt’s use of state resources for his religious events and Judge Roy Moore’s insistence on a Ten Commandments monument to the religiously divisive comments recently made by newly inaug Read more »