Author Archives: Casey

01 Feb
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Nontheists Reject President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America has released the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular ...

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30 Jan
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Secular Coalition Condemns Trump’s Unconstitutional Religious Test

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America has released the following statement condemning President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition ...

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23 Jan
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President Trump Reinstates Anti-Choice Test for Foreign Aid

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America has released a statement in response to President Trump signing an executive order reinstating the “global gag rule” (also known as the Mexico City policy). The order prohibits international aid groups receiving federal ...

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06 Dec
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President Obama Recognizes Secular Values at Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

President Obama mentioned nontheists during his eighth and final White House Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. In his speech, the president reflected on the golden rule and how it is shared by people of many faiths and people of no faith. ...

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01 Dec
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The Price is Religious Freedom

On Tuesday, November 29, President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Rep. Price’s nomination sends an ominous signal that Trump’s pledge to roll back reproductive rights ...

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28 Nov
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What Trump’s Education Appointment Tells Us About the Religious Right’s Influence

On Wednesday (November 23) President-elect Donald Trump announced Betsy DeVos as his pick for Secretary of Education. DeVos is a billionaire conservative activist whose name is well known among the higher echelons of the religious right. Her family has contributed tens ...

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21 Nov
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President-elect Trump Discusses Department of Education With Jerry Falwell Jr.

Media outlets are reporting that on Friday, November 18, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (son of the late Jerry Falwell), met with President-elect Trump to discuss a potential role in the Department of Education. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, ...

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16 Nov
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Some Much Needed Scrutiny of Mike Pence

With the 2016 election now behind us, post-election commentary has begun to shed some much-needed light onto Vice President-elect Mike Pence. As the Governor of Indiana, Pence first achieved national notoriety after signing a state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into ...

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20 Oct
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Respect for Women Means Defending Their Right to Choose

Washington, D.C.– The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement in response to remarks made by both candidates during last night’s presidential debate. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America “Following the release ...

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18 Oct
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One Nation, United.

At a rally in Bangor, Maine, presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his pledge to unite Americans “under one God.” “I’m going to be a president for all of our citizens, all of our citizens. I’m going to fight to bring ...

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