Author Archives: Jake Ansell

27 Jul
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Nontheists Call Brownback Unfit to Advocate for Religious Freedom Abroad

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement today in response to President Trump nominating Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to serve as the ambassador at large for international religious freedom. If confirmed, Mr. Brownback would head ...

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14 Jul
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Secular Coalition Urges Congress to Keep Churches Out of Politics

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today condemning the House Committee on Appropriations for voting to advance a bill that would allow churches to engage in electoral politics while maintaining their tax-exempt status. The 2018 ...

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13 Jul
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Secular Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Roll Back Religious Privilege

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today applauding the reintroduction of the Do No Harm Act. The Do No Harm Act would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to ensure that it cannot ...

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12 Jul
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Secular Coalition Welcomes New Executive Director of Secular Student Alliance

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today welcoming the new Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) Kevin Bolling. Kevin brings with him 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience including over 10 years of ...

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11 Jul
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Nontheists Issue Joint Letter Urging Congress Not to Gut the Johnson Amendment

Washington, DC– Today the Secular Coalition for America along with fourteen of its member organizations sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations urging them to remove a provision from the 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill ...

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26 Jun
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Nontheists Call Trinity Lutheran Decision a Supreme Threat to Religious Freedom

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today criticizing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. The case centered around the question of whether a Missouri church could receive state grants to renovate its ...

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14 Jun
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MEDIA ALERT: Nontheists to Converge on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, nonreligious Americans from across the country will march on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as part of the Secular Coalition for America’s 2017 Lobby Day. Attendees will urge their representatives to support the ...

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06 Jun
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Secular Coalition: Religion Cannot be a Free Pass from Financial Accountability

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America released a statement today criticizing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Advocate Health Care Network. v. Stapleton. The case centered around whether for-profit religiously-affiliated hospitals should be exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security ...

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16 May
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Secular Coalition for America Calls Sessions Unfit to Serve As Attorney General

Washington, DC– The Secular Coalition for America has released a statement opposing the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to the office of Attorney General. Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America “During his ...

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15 May
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Secular Coalition Responds to Trump’s Remarks At Liberty University

Washington, DC — The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement in response to a remark made by President Trump during his speech at Liberty University. In his speech, President Trump stated: “In America, we don’t worship government. We ...

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