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Statement on Speckhardt’s decision to step down from the American Humanist Association

Roy Speckhardt was one of the first leaders to inspire me to get involved in the secular movement. Over time I found a philosophical home with the American Humanist Association. Inspired by their work, I wanted to contribute my efforts to advancing humanism and I eventually served several years on the Board of Directors. I …

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SCA Statement on Trump’s Insurrection

Originally appearing in an email from January 9, 2021 They invaded the Capitol saying “Jesus is my savior. Trump is my president”. On Wednesday, the world watched as armed Christian Nationalists — incited by radical evangelical politicians like Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, and by President Donald Trump himself—stormed Capitol Hill to stop Congress from formally …

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SCA Calls on Tanzanian Government to Drop all Charges Against Activist Zara Kay

The recent arrest and detainment of Australian citizen Zara Kay by Tanzanian authorities marks yet another in a long line of persecutory actions by governments the world over against those who would express themselves freely and openly. The list of trumped up violations with which Ms. Kay has been charged include failure to turn over …

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SCA to EEOC: Reject Employment Discrimination in the Name of Religion

This week, the Secular Coalition of America (SCA) joined other members and allies of the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination (CARD) in submitting comments opposing the Trump administration’s attempts to, yet again, allow entities receiving taxpayer dollars to use their religion to broadly discriminate. SCA also independently submitted the following comments  regarding U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Secular Organizations Release a Common Secular Agenda for the 117th Congress & Biden Administration

Washington, D.C. – The Secular Coalition for America, in partnership with their 19 member organizations, today released to the public their Secular Agenda for the 117th Congress & Biden Administration The comprehensive plan includes strengthening and supporting the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), repealing harmful Executive Orders, supporting the nomination and appointments of judges and other …

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SCA Member Organizations Send Letter to Senate Demanding, “No Action be Taken on Replacement for Justice Ginsburg Until After Inauguration”

Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America (SCA), and it’s member organizations, who represent millions of secular Americans across the nation, sent a letter to Senate leadership today, demanding that no action be taken on the replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat, until after the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021. “It is unconscionable that …

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SCA Condemns “Essential” Declaration for Places of Worship

President Trump this afternoon declared places of worship essential during the coronavirus pandemic, following his pressuring of governors to do the same as they work to reopen their respective states. His guidance will effectively release places of worship from stay at home orders currently in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Secular Coalition …

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Trump promotes Christian nationalism as Americans watch for COVID-19 updates

President Trump yesterday invited Mike Lindell—a major Republican donor and CEO of MyPillow—to his now-daily briefing on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The President thanked Lindell, who is notably dedicating three-fourths of MyPillow’s manufacturing capabilities to produce cotton face masks for health care providers, before giving him the podium to speak. After highlighting his company’s efforts …

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SCA Condemns Trump’s Speech at ‘March for Life’

President Trump today became the first sitting President to attend and speak at the March for Life, a leading anti-abortion event focused on “working to end abortion—uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.”   In an introduction, Vice President Mike Pence described Trump as “the most pro-life president in American history.” Pence …

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