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New Washington DC Government Discriminates Against Seculars at Inauguration

The Secular Coalition for America informs us by e-mail yesterday that when it sought to have a humanist celebrant included at Mayor Vincent Gray’s first inaugural event, “One City … Praying Together,” they were denied. Representatives of American religious groups were given seats at the event.

“We would prefer that a government function such as [...]

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Descends on Gov’t November 12

The drawing of religious boundaries around an issue of morality may be good for PR value, but it’s alienating, restrictive of membership and even deceptive in its implicit claim that religious Americans are somehow more moral. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture does itself no service by excluding the secular from its anti-torture activism. Secular [...]

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Descends on Gov't November 12

The drawing of religious boundaries around an issue of morality may be good for PR value, but it’s alienating, restrictive of membership and even deceptive in its implicit claim that religious Americans are somehow more moral. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture does itself no service by excluding the secular from its anti-torture activism. Secular [...]

When Democrats Agree to Inject Religion in Politics, Religions Fight Over Which One

The backlash was inevitable.

Last week, the Democratic Party filled its quadrennial convention with references to gods, appeals to gods and even the claim that gods are working for the Democrats. Well, that’s not entirely accurate; actually, all of the many references to gods during the Democratic National Convention were references to one, single, provincial [...]