After failing most of the presidential candidates, the Secular Coalition for America has released its scorecard for the first session of the 112th U.S. House of Representatives.
It doesn’t look much better:
Grade A: 17 Democrats, 0 Republicans
Grade B: 55 Democrats, 0 Republicans
Grade C: 110 Democrats, 6 Republicans
Grade D: 5 Democrats, 5 Republicans
Grade F: 3 Democrats, 230 Republicans
(Not all Reps were counted for different reasons.)
Can you tell which party opposes our values more…?
In general, the Reps were scored based on their votes on 7 different issues important to Secular Americans, including eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood, expanding federal funding of religious schools in D.C., acknowledging that climate change is occurring, pushing for church transparency, promoting freedom of religious minorities, reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our national motto, and giving land to the anti-gay/anti-atheist Boy Scouts of America.
“The results of this report card show that our secular government struggles to be free from the encroachment of religion,” said Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition. “The only way to protect everyone’s right to religious freedom is to keep all religion out of government and leave it free for the individual to pursue or not.”
You can find how your state’s Reps did in the left-hand sidebar here.
Illinois didn’t fare too well. Only two As and even one member (Rep. Joe Walsh) with a 0%!
How did your state do?