Press Releases

Secular Coalition Welcomes New Executive Director of Secular Student Alliance

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today welcoming the new Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) Kevin Bolling. Kevin brings with him 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including over 10 years of student association management and on-campus program development from Los Angeles to Boston. Statement by Larry …

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Nontheists Issue Joint Letter Urging Congress Not to Gut the Johnson Amendment

Washington, DC– Today the Secular Coalition for America along with fourteen of its member organizations sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations urging them to remove a provision from the 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill that would allow tax-exempt churches to engage in partisan politics. The provision, found in Section …

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Nontheists Call Trinity Lutheran Decision a Supreme Threat to Religious Freedom

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today criticizing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. The case centered around the question of whether a Missouri church could receive state grants to renovate its playground. In its decision, the court ruled 7-2 that the state’s policy of prohibiting churches …

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MEDIA ALERT: Nontheists to Converge on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, nonreligious Americans from across the country will march on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as part of the Secular Coalition for America’s 2017 Lobby Day. Attendees will urge their representatives to support the reintroduction of the Do No Harm Act and commit to protecting the Johnson Amendment. The …

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Secular Coalition: Religion Cannot be a Free Pass from Financial Accountability

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today criticizing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Advocate Health Care Network. v. Stapleton. The case centered around whether for-profit religiously-affiliated hospitals should be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which ensures that employee pension plans meet certain basic requirements and are adequately …

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Oregon Governor Signs Bill Giving Equal Rights to Secular Celebrants

Salem, Oregon– The Secular Coalition for Oregon applauded Governor Kate Brown today for signing HB 2113 into law, which allows for secular celebrants to legally solemnize marriages. The bill was introduced in response to lobbying efforts by the Secular Coalition for Oregon. Statement by Brian Harvey, Chair of the Secular Coalition for Oregon “Today marks …

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Members of the press seeking a comment or an interview can direct all inquiries to our Communications Associate & Spokesman Casey Brescia at (845) 380-6201, Casey@Secular.org

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