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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Freethought Caucus Activities

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 19 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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Legislative Update 2/7

February 7, 2019
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Now that the shutdown has been suspended, Washington has begun to return to normal business. I wanted to let you know about what has been happening in the first few weeks of the 116th Congress and how we are impacting policy. Committee Assignments for Congressional Freethought Caucus Members Now that the shutdown has been suspended …

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Says; “We need a secular movement that is big and strong”

January 13, 2019
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On Thursday, leaders of representatives from the Secular Coalition for America, American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, the Center for Inquiry, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, attended a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the Congressional Freethought Caucus. Rep. Jamie Raskin,  a co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, gave an informal speech at the event …

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There’s (Officially) Not a Single Open Atheist in the New Congress

January 3, 2019
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The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress. […] But by far the largest difference between the U.S. public and Congress is in the share who are unaffiliated with a religious group. In the …

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