A few months ago, Secular Coalition for America Executive Director Edwina Rogers embarked on an ambitious plan to launch affiliates in every state before the end of the year.
Today, the SCA is adding two more states to their list: South Carolina and Pennsylvania!
“I believe it can create positive change for the secular population of our country and a more harmonious and egalitarian environment for all,” [Facciani] said. “Our work will directly help defend the rights of secular Americans and provide a voice for those who are in the non-religious minority. This is especially important in an area like South Carolina which is located in the ‘Bible Belt.’
“With legislation like the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Pennsylvania, it’s clear now, more than ever, that we need a secular voice speaking to our state government,” said Fields. “What sets the Secular Coalition for America apart is their dedication to directly supporting the separation of church and state, by speaking directly to those legislators that are responsible for protecting it.”
“Pennsylvania is notorious for recklessly breaching the walls of church/state separation,” said Vacula. “Secularists in Pennsylvania need a voice to counter pious politicians and inform lawmakers that infusing religion with government is unacceptable.”
Five states down. 45 to go…