Secular Coalition Signs On To Letter Opposing Trump Administration’s Waiver For Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Today, we joined 119 organizations in signing a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar denouncing the Trump Administration’s policy allowing South Carolina’s taxpayer-funded foster care agencies to discriminate based on religion, leaving vulnerable kids to suffer the consequences. We urge Secretary Azar to reverse this discriminatory policy, which harms children and families …

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AZ Atheist Lawmaker Gives Invocation, Then Gets Mocked by Christian Colleague

In 2017, Arizona State Rep. Athena Salman, an openly atheist legislator, delivered an invocation to open up the day’s session. It was a perfectly respectful speech, referring to “the humanity that resides within each and every person here.” Yet it offended Republicans who insisted all invocations needed to invoke a “Higher Power.” One Republican was …

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How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Writing letters to the editor of your local or regional newspapers (or even national, for some issues) is an easy and effective way to inform your elected officials and the general public how important a particular issue is to your community and the nation.

Justices Let Alabama Execute Death Row Inmate Who Wanted Imam By His Side

Death Row inmate Domineque Ray hoped that when he took his final breath, he could find comfort in the presence of his Muslim spiritual adviser. But the Alabama prison where Ray was awaiting execution wouldn’t allow it. Prison officials would only allow their own Christian chaplain to offer the prisoner solace from inside the execution …

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Proposed Bill in New Mexico Would Grant Medical Licenses to Fake Doctors

A proposed bill in New Mexico would grant medical licenses to fake doctors.  SB 135, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, would license naturopathic “doctors” to provide primary care to patients who may not realize they’re not seeing professionals who actually know what they’re doing. Unlike real doctors, who accept science, naturopaths promote …

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Idahoans pray ‘change will come’ with faith-healing exemptions

Last year, opponents of Idaho’s faith-healing exemptions marched to the Idaho Statehouse carrying 183 child-sized coffins, meant to represent the children who have reportedly died from medical neglect. This year, it was a smaller and more somber affair. Instead of marching en masse through downtown Boise, a few dozen people gathered in the rotunda of …

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