Congressional Freethought Caucus

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    PROMOTES

    Promotes public policy formed on the basis of reason, science, and moral values.

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    PROTECTS

    Protects the secular character of our government by adhering to the strict Constitutional principle of the separation of church and state.

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    OPPOSES

    Opposes discrimination against atheists, agnostics, humanists, seekers, religious and nonreligious persons, and to champion the value of freedom of thought and conscience worldwide.

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    PROVIDES

    Provides a forum for members of Congress to discuss their moral frameworks, ethical values, and personal religious journeys.

The Congressional Freethought Caucus was founded by Representatives Huffman and Raskin in April, 2018.

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Co-Chair

Co-Chair

The Secular Coalition for America was honored to have the co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus
address our annual Members Meeting in February 2022.

Heretic on the Hill: Where Did Everybody Go?

August 20, 2022
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If it’s August in Washington two things are true: Congress is on a one month recess, and it’s hot. How hot is it? The other day it was so hot, when I went by the Lincoln Memorial the chair was empty. That’s hot! When members of Congress are on a recess you, often find them …

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Heretic on the Hill: Don’t Join any Health Insurance Club That Would Have You as a Member

July 23, 2022
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The website said, “Sharity Ministries is built on the centuries-old Christian tradition of caring for one another, including health care needs. Our members hold a common set of religious beliefs, such as ‘bear one another’s burdens’ (Galatians 6:2) and ‘share with the Lord’s people who are in need’ (Romans 12:13a).” So tens of thousands of …

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Please Join the Congressional Freethought Caucus

August 6, 2021
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Use this helpful guide when meeting with your Congressional representatives urging them to join the Congressional Freethought Caucus. The Congressional Freethought Caucus The Congressional Freethought Caucus was established three years ago in reaction to the influence of religion in public policymaking in ways that the Caucus’s founders deem inappropriate in a secular government. They see …

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Congressional Freethought Caucus Hosts First Annual Thomas Paine Breakfast

April 16, 2021
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Freethought Caucus hosted its first annual Thomas Paine Breakfast. This event intends to honor the very ideals of reason, freethought, science, and ethics, that were championed by its Founding Father namesake. In a time when theocratic and anti-science rhetoric is finding receptive ears at all levels of civic society, …

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Rep. Don Beyer: Always Searching, Always Bent on Discovering

February 24, 2021
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On February 6, the Secular Coalition for America hosted its annual Members’ Meeting, bringing together the leadership of our 20 member organizations. To open the meeting’s events, we were honored to be joined by the newest member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), Representative Don Beyer, of Virginia’s 8th District. The Congressman not only discussed …

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Facebook’s reporting system being used to suppress religious freedom, says bipartisan Congressional letter

December 6, 2019

Facebook faced accusations this morning of enabling censorship on their platform through a letter from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), co-signed by Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Susan Wild (D-PA), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Huffman, a co-chair and founding member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, called out Facebook tools and policies that extremist groups commonly exploit in …

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