Pennsylvania State Representative Under Fire for Refusing to Say Pledge of Allegiance

Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) is getting a lot of flak tonight for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance during a House Committee meeting earlier today: The drama unfolded at what was billed as a non-controversial House State Government Committee meeting Wednesday morning. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) asked Josephs to lead the [Read More...]

Announcing the Secular Coalitions for California and Massachusetts!

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. We already have Secular Coalitions in Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Today, the SCA is adding two more states to their list: California and [Read More...]

An Interview with Jack Wu, the Westboro Baptist Church Member Running for Kansas State School Board

The common wisdom about the “God Hates Fags”-believing Westboro Baptist Church is that the congregation consists only of people named Phelps, that it’s all white, and that you can’t really “join” it. Jack Wu can prove all of that wrong in an instant: He was born in Taiwan and began attending the church in 2008: [Read More...]

Audio from the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Briefing

In case you missed the conversation about the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Briefing on Monday, the audio from the event is now available. (A video featuring highlights from the 90-minute event is currently being put together.) Yes, there’s a typo with the word “Agnostics.” Acknowledge it. Move on. It’s not worth discussing. If you [Read More...]

Dana Milbank Belittles the Atheist Movement and Edwina Rogers

Yesterday, the Secular Coalition for America (of which I am a former employee) held a Capitol Hill briefing, something that’s actually kind of gutsy considering the toxicity with which atheism is regarded within the Beltway. It featured a handful of big names from our movement, including Harvard’s Greg Epstein, David Niose (most recently notable for [Read More...]


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