A Modern English “Translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Find below our modern English “translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, passed on January 16, 1786. The statute led to the formation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion to all Americans. You can read the original text of the statute here. An …

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Exemptions from Employment Discrimination Law

Proposed Expansion of Discrimination Protections The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the protected classes of race, religion, gender, national origin, age and disability. Currently only 16 states and D.C. have laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and federal employment discrimination laws do not recognize …

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SCA Names The Daily Caller “Most Unethical News Publication”

Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America today named the Daily Caller “the most unethical news publication.” The Daily Caller earned the “award” after numerous discriminatory and unethical emails were sent by Christopher Bedford, Associate Editor at the Daily Caller, to the Secular Coalition. The most recent email read, “Take a day off from …

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overnment Funding of Boys Scouts’ Discriminatory Policies Unacceptable

WASHINGTON, DC-The Secular Coalition for America is disappointed at the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to continue its policy of discrimination against nontheists and the LGBT community. The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that after a two year review, it is reaffirming its ban on gay and nontheistic members. While the …

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Religious discrimination in the military

Background A 2004 report on religious preferences of military personnel conducted by the Population Reference Bureau found that 21% of service members identified as Atheists or as having ―no religion.(1) The report also revealed that 35% identified as Protestants, 22% as Catholic/Orthodox, 11% as ―Other Christian‖ and less than .5% as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and …

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True Religious Freedom Means No Government Involvement

By Amanda Knief Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States.” The United States is the most religiously diverse country in the world. In no other nation can you find as many varied religious groups, beliefs and practices as there are here. The Founders’ recognized …

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Forcing Your Beliefs on Others is Not Religious Freedom

First it was doctors who wouldn’t perform abortions and pharmacists who wouldn’t fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Several years back a Chicago police officer sought an exemption from an assignment to guard an abortion clinic. And most recently, a town clerk in New York state refused to sign the marriage license of a lesbian couple who …

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‘Nonsectarian’ Prayer Still Alienates Nontheists

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling for church-state separation last week, affirming that officials in Forsyth County, North Carolina, were wrong to open an estimated four-fifths of public meetings with overtly sectarian prayers that specifically referenced Jesus Christ. “[P]rayer in governmental settings carries risks,” wrote Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III …

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A Godless Passover

The following is an excerpt from The Washington Post’s On Faith… It’s only fitting for two religions to celebrate Passover. For me, Passover represents twos. It’s true and false, disgusting and uplifting, religious and secular, traditional and nontraditional. There is no historical or archaeological evidence that Moses existed, that Israelites were slaves in Egypt, or …

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Surviving the Faith-based Medical Neglect of My Childhood: An Ex-Christian Scientist’s Story

Testimony to the Obama Administration, February 26, 2010 The last day of my childhood was Saturday, November 22, 1975. I was thirteen years old. I galloped my horse through the woods, then I rode my bike to a friend’s house and we ran together all afternoon. I’d had no injury, but that night my left …

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