2005 Media Coverage

See the Secular Coalition's radio and podcast coverage from 2005-2009, or our list of book recommendations. Navigate press coverage by year using the links at the bottom of the page. 

Mother Jones

Dec. 1, 2005 - Godless pride

Atheists finally have their own lobbying group.

Arizona Daily Sun

Nov. 21, 2005 - Nonbelievers find a voice [Link expired]

Weary of feeling silenced by a culture dominated by organized faith, nonbelievers in southern Arizona -- and across the country -- are coming out.

Secular Web

Nov. 1, 2005 - Ms. Brown goes to Washington [Link expired]

Lori Lipman Brown Brown goes to Washington as the first Director/Lobbyist of the Secular Coalition for America, of which Internet Infidels is a founding member.

CBS News

It's quite possibly the last special interest group to establish a voice in Washington. The Secular Coalition for America has hired Lori Lipman Brown as its congressional lobbyist and national voice.

Kansas State Collegian

Sept. 28, 2005 - Column: Atheist lobbyist good for all diverse religions [Link expired]

Godless heathens of America, rejoice! Wait, can heathens rejoice? Regardless, non-Christians just won two important national victories in the past few weeks. Just days after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that requiring public school children to recite the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the First Amendment, Capitol Hill said hello to Lori Lipman Brown -- our first atheist lobbyist.

Las Vegas Sun

The career of the first lobbyist to represent atheists on Capitol Hill -- Las Vegan Lori Lipman Brown -- was forged in the political fires of Nevada.

Daily Kos

Lori Lipman Brown, the Director and Lobbyist of the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) is going to be on Bill O'Reilly's TV show on Wednesday, September 28th. It should be an interesting showdown. [Webmaster's note: The reporter assumed, because of Brown's work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, and because Brown refers to her husband as her "partner," that Brown is a lesbian. Brown is hopeful that the error will point out that allies are welcome in every civil rights struggle, and that our members welcome the assistance of Theists in our fight to be included in our secular government and in society in general.]

Washington Times

Sept. 20, 2005 - For nonbelievers [Link expired]

Atheists finally have a lobbyist of their own.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Former Nevada state senator Lori Lipman Brown began work Monday as a lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America, a group of humanists and atheists formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to keep religion out of government.

USA Today

Americans who don't believe in God have decided it's time they had a lobbyist in the nation's capital. Their new advocate describes herself as a "soft, fuzzy atheist." [Letter to editor: Non-believers' voice]

Forward Newspaper Online

The nonbelievers are fighting back. The Secular Coalition for America -- which sees itself as the voice of America's agnostics, humanists and nontheists -- has just hired its first full-time Washington lobbyist: former Nevada state senator Lori Lipman Brown, a longtime civil rights activist.

Las Vegas City Life

Lori Lipman Brown just accepted one of the toughest jobs on the planet: Taking atheism to Washington D.C.

Humanist Network News

A coalition of non-religious organizations has hired the first lobbyist in Washington D.C. to represent the rights of humanists, atheists and other freethinkers.

U.S. News and World Report

Aug. 8, 2005 - Rallying the Humanists

In the midst of a brouhaha in Buffalo last month over a gay men's choral performance at a church, Jeff Ingersoll opened up the Buffalo News. A statement from a religious protester caught his eye: "You've got to stop the abortionists, the homosexuals, the pornographers, the secular humanists," the protester said.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

President George W. Bush's re-election in November was a galvanizing event for many groups in American politics. Republicans, of course. Conservatives, certainly. Americans who consider religious faith a valid consideration in public policy, perhaps. But Bush's re-election also was a galvanizing event for another group: People who don't necessarily believe in a Supreme Being and who would prefer that, if there is one, he or she stay out of American politics.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition for America, said he considers Newdow to be an "outstanding representative" of the nation's secularists.

Beliefnet

Bracing for what's to come from a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, people who don't believe in God are joining forces as never before to make sure their rights don't get trampled in what they perceive as a stampede of religious zeal.

 

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