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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Key Catholic Republican Said He Based His Vote on “Reason” – Not Religious Upbringing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the New York State Senate’s historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage, the Secular Coalition for America today commended those New York State lawmakers who cast aside anti-gay religious beliefs and voted in favor of equal marriage rights for all their constituents.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a press conference today, members of the U.S. House, the Secular Coalition for America, and the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination (CARD) will call upon President Obama to fulfill the promise he made nearly three years ago during a campaign speech in Zanesville, Ohio, to end federally funded hiring discrimination on the basis of religion. 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. – 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 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secular groups praised a proclamation Representative Pete Stark (D-CA) entered into the congressional record today recognizing May 5 as the National Day of Reason. The proclamation resulted from collaboration between Representative Stark and the Secular Coalition for America, the leading national lobby for secular Americans. Read more »