Press Releases

Nontheists Call Brownback Unfit to Advocate for Religious Freedom Abroad

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement today in response to President Trump nominating Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to serve as the ambassador at large for international religious freedom. If confirmed, Mr. Brownback would head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, the mission of which is to “monitor …

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Secular Coalition Urges Congress to Keep Churches Out of Politics

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today condemning the House Committee on Appropriations for voting to advance a bill that would allow churches to engage in electoral politics while maintaining their tax-exempt status. The 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill contains a provision, Section 116, that instructs the …

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Secular Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Roll Back Religious Privilege

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today applauding the reintroduction of the Do No Harm Act. The Do No Harm Act would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that it cannot be used to cause harm to a third party or allow for discrimination based on …

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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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