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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Latest Updates

Freethought Caucus Activities

Openly Secular Rep Huffman Says There Are At Least "Religious Seekers" Like Him In Congress

November 20, 2017
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Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) is the only sitting Member of Congress who is openly nonreligious. However, Rep. Huffman says at least 10 of his colleagues on Capitol Hill are also “religious seekers” like him. In an interview with the San Fransico Chronicle, Rep. Huffman said: … He said there are probably at least 10 other “seekers” like …

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Second Sitting Member of Congress Comes Out As A Nontheist

November 9, 2017
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Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) made history as the second sitting Member of Congress in history to come out as a nontheist. Huffman said he was inspired to be honest about his secular identity because of the “negative ways” the Trump Administration was using religion. In the Washington Post, Huffman explains: “I don’t believe in …

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