What Secular Issues Would You Want to Discuss with the White House?

When representatives of the Secular Coalition for America met with White House officials last week, we had three items on our agenda: Military religious freedom: Ending religious discrimination, coercion, and proselytizing in the military Fixing faith-based initiatives: Making sure tax dollars are not going directly to houses of worship and that federal funds are not [Read More...]

Italian Public School Only Accepts Students After Parents Sign “Statement of Faith”

The Goito City Council in Mantua, Italy has approved a resolution that essentially says if parents want their child accepted into the local public school, they must first sign a statement of faith. The story’s in Italian but here’s a rough translation from one of the new law’s opponents: “We believe it is the first [Read More...]

The Teenager Was Right; the Teacher Was Wrong

In Maryland, a 13-year-old girl didn’t want to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance and her teacher threw a hissy fit. “The teacher in that class began to yell at her, began to shout at her,” said Ajmel Quereshi, the ACLU attorney representing the girl. “Other students began to jump in and mock her [Read More...]

Christian Group Gives Aid to Haitians, but Leader Wants Something in Return

One question that atheists often get asked is: Why don’t you support Christian missionaries who help so many people in poverty-stricken countries? It’s certainly wonderful that they have the ability and generosity to do the good work — I wish atheists had more of both — but there’s a reason we don’t like the way [Read More...]

Shocker: Sean Hannity Gets It Wrong

I was there. Sean Hannity wasn’t. So why is he acting like he knows what happened at the Secular Coalition for America’s briefing with Obama Administration officials? Hannity: The Obama administration earlier today rolled out the red carpet for a coalition of atheist groups. Now, among the individuals in attendance was Michael Newdow. That’s the [Read More...]


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