Inclusion is a Secular Value

Inclusion: All Faiths and None

In the American melting pot, people come from all walks of life, yet can feel connected to each other through shared pride of our national heritage. Every American, no matter who they are and what they believe, should feel included in our national symbols and traditions.

When the government favors any one group over another, we are divided by our differences instead of unified by what we share in common. In a secular country, patriotism has no religion. Secular values voters stand for a religiously neutral government that celebrates and fosters the diversity of its citizens.

Key Issues

School Prayers
Prayer in Public Schools

School-sponsored prayer discriminates against nontheistic students and religious students whose faith is not represented. While students have a constitutional right to pray,  teachers and school administrators are representatives of the government and may not lead students in prayer.


Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America continues to discriminate by prohibiting nontheistic boys from participating. The Boy Scouts, which benefits from preferential tax benefits and land access, should serve boys of all faiths and no faith.

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Secular Student Groups

Secular student groups face harassment, discrimination, and limitations on available funding and other resources made available to other student groups. High school and college campuses must be more inclusive by treating secular student groups equally.

E Pluribus Unum

National Symbols, Memorials, and Motto

In a secular country, patriotism has no religion. Every American, no matter who they are and what they believe, should feel included in our national symbols and traditions.

Humanist Chaplain

Humanists in the Military

More self-identified atheists serve in the military than any other non-Christian denomination, yet “humanist” is still excluded as an option on ID tags and have no access to chaplains who represent their worldview.