Secular Coalition for America (Official)


Secular Coalition for America (Official)

The Secular Coalition for America is an advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States.

Location: Washington, D.C.
Members: 374
Latest Activity: Jan 24

Secular Coalition for Arizona Kick-Off a Rousing Success

Secular Coalition for America Needs Your Leadership to Build More State Affiliates

“What an amazing night.”

The positive online comments keep pouring in!
The movement for a saner and more secular America is blazing a historic new trail, a trail that will lead to Secular Coalitions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by the end of the decade. On October 12, we took the first exciting steps on that trail with the establishment of the Secular Coalition for Arizona, the first Secular Coalition for America State Affiliate.

To read more, click here!

Discussion Forum

Nebraska trying to organise despite wide open distances

Started by James Kz. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 19, 2013. 1 Reply

There were several people in Lincoln today meeting about trying to organise a state chapter of the SCA in Nebraska.Organising people over in Omaha and Lincoln (the state capital) is not too hard, the…Continue

Prayer god and Veterans Admin

Started by mike h.. Last reply by James Kz Oct 23, 2012. 3 Replies

Here we go, this may spur a conversation...I am a disabled vet and am offended at constantly hearing "No athiests in foxholes" .....  …Continue

The Good News Club or Truth Seekers Club

Started by Jeff Dempsey. Last reply by James M. Martin Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

This organization is a very serious threat to a "Secular Nation."  These people are using our tax dollars to go into school buildings after hours and teach this garbage to our children!  I'm sure…Continue

Tags: State, &, Church, of, Seperation

Launching A Campaign Against My City To Stop Prayer Before Council Meetings

Started by Jeff Dempsey. Last reply by Jeff Dempsey Jun 17, 2012. 5 Replies

I live in Southern, Ohio and the Bible-Belt runs strong through the hills in our community.  I frequent many city council meetings because of the corruption that has been within our tiny city for…Continue

Tags: State, and, Church, of, Seperation

Secular Coalition Latest News

Secular Coalition Calls Pruitt's Confirmation An Attack on Climate Science

Washington, DC-- The Secular Coalition for America released the following statement today in response to the Senate's vote to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Statement by Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America

"The confirmation of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency must be called what it is: an overt attempt to sabotage the agency's work and undermine climate science. Pruitt's refusal to affirm, without equivocation, that manmade climate change is occurring should have immediately disqualified him from heading the agency. Like the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Representative Price, and Senator Sessions, this is yet another example of the Senate tasking someone to lead an agency whose mission is at odds with their own professed ideology.

Pruitt has rejected not only the evidence supporting climate change but the entire field of climate science. Just last year, Pruitt described climate change as a "religious belief" and accused those concerned about climate change of "suppressing ideas." We would like to inform Mr. Pruitt that the rejection junk science is not censorship; conspiracy theories with no evidence to back them simply cannot succeed in the marketplace of ideas. Instead, we would urge Scott Pruitt to address the very real silencing of climate scientists that has occurred recently in the form of gag orders from the White House and subpoenas from the House Science Committee. If Pruitt is genuinely concerned about protecting the integrity of the scientific community, he must first and foremost stand up to those lawmakers who will use their power to suppress and subvert scientific research."

Contact: Casey Brescia,, (845)-380-6201


The Secular Coalition for America is the nation's premier advocacy organization representing atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other nontheists. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all. The Secular Coalition represents 19 voting member organizations.



Secular Coalition Applauds Introduction of Darwin Day Resolution

Washington, DC-- For the third consecutive year, Secular Coalition for America has partnered with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to secure the introduction of a Darwin Day resolution in the Senate (S. Res 59). The resolution celebrates the achievements of the biologist Charles Darwin and affirms the scientific consensus supporting the theory of evolution.

"This resolution is an affirmation of Charles Darwin's contributions to science and the spirit of intellectual courage he displayed in the face of adversity," said Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America. "As Congress and the White House issue gag orders and subpoenas against the scientific community, it is our hope that this resolution will inspire scientists to resist the political pressure to skew or suppress their research. If science is to serve the public good it must be guided by evidence and experiment, not partisan political agendas. Now more than ever, we need to follow Darwin's example."

The Senate resolution would recognize February 12, 2017 as "Darwin Day" and acknowledge the scientific consensus supporting Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The resolution also condemns attempts to undermine science education by teaching "intelligent design" or creationism in public schools.

A companion resolution (H.Res 44) was introduced in the House by Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) in cooperation with the American Humanist Association, a member organization of the Secular Coalition for America.

Contact: Casey Brescia,, (845)-380-6201


The Secular Coalition for America is the nation's premier advocacy organization representing atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other nontheists. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all. The Secular Coalition represents 19 voting member organizations. 


A Love Letter From Larry

It's no secret that we at the Secular Coalition for America love our supporters. Truth be told, we brag about how amazing you are at every opportunity we have. Just recently, during an interview I did for CNN, I said that I knew our supporters will rise to face whatever challenge the Trump Administration throws at us because of the flood of support we've received since the election. In the face of adversity, secular Americans showed courage and a readiness to do whatever was needed to defend true religious freedom. It was an inspiring moment for all of us at the Secular Coalition and today, on Valentine's Day, I wanted to let you know how much you mean to us.

One of the perks of fighting for a good cause is that it puts you in great company. In the year that I've spent as the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, meeting and talking with our supporters has introduced me to more amazing people than I could have hoped to meet in a lifetime. These are everyday people whose secular values drive them to make an extraordinary impact in their communities, their states, and even in Congress.

I've spent 20 years working in Washington, DC, and I can say, wholeheartedly, that fighting for secular Americans will be most the important work I ever do.

That's why a few weeks ago, I announced that we would be meeting with every new member of the 115th Congress. As your voice on Capitol Hill, we're going to make sure that lawmakers know if they want to push their religious beliefs on you, they'll have to go through us first!

You've always been there when we needed you. Whether it's contacting your members of Congress, volunteering with your state chapter, attending our annual Lobby Day in DC, or supporting our work with monthly donations, you're always there to fight for what's right. Already in 2017, you've sent more than 10,000 letters, emails, and phone calls to Congress. You better bet that action was noticed!

I'm proud to work for the Secular Coalition because of our mission, our staff, and most of all, because of you and everything you've done to build us into the organization we are today. From all of us here at the Secular Coalition, thank you for your passion, your dedication, and your support.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Larry T. Decker

Executive Director

Comment Wall


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Comment by James M. Martin on March 8, 2013 at 7:26pm

I like the idea of an American Secular Party to compete with the two establishment parties that, as predicted by Washington himself, will destroy America.  To me, the instilling of irrational belief in children -- essentially indoctrination into belief at the sake of reason -- is central to the Party plank.  Keeping Jesus out of the schools by disallowance of vouchers to evil Popes and their evangelical ilk stateside, wold be a Top Ten plank positions.  Taking "God" off coins and absent from the Pledge.  Things like that.  I see Judeo-Christian, and mostly Christian dogma guiding far too many institutions and taking us backward into ancient history rather than looking toward the Dawn of World Enlightenment and True Freedom from The Priesthood.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 8, 2013 at 5:54pm

Eghp! all my other wall comments pale in comparison to:

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 2, 2012 at 8:25am

big 'like'

Comment by James M. Martin on June 24, 2012 at 2:42pm

Fine sentiments but falling on deaf ears in King's hands.

Comment by William on November 6, 2011 at 7:49pm
For those who haven't interacted with social workers this is kind of a hard problem to describe. Essentially, Social workers have a code of ethics, in this code of ethics, there is a standard of cultural competence. It says: "Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical disability." I feel the exclusion of Non-religious as a category is getting the way of social workers being culturally competent with secular groups. So I started a petition.
Comment by sehkmet on July 11, 2011 at 11:54am

Hi All,

I don't know if you've heard about the vote on the "I Voted" stickers handed out on election day.  Some of the stickers have our state motto, "With God all things are possible".  There are more details at Friendly Atheist.  All you have to do to vote is supply an Ohio zip code.  They run from 43001 to 45999.  Voting closes on August 8, 2011.  Please vote Elect Your Sticker.  Multiple voting may require cleaning out cookies and/or rebooting between votes, not sure.

Comment by Richard Haynes on April 17, 2011 at 12:57pm
Just so everyone knows, when a spammer gets past our walls, we ban them as soon as they are reported to us. This is why they don't show up in member searches. We already banned them.

In the future, remember to use the "Report an Issue" link at the bottom of every page. We will act as soon as we are notified.

Comment by George on April 17, 2011 at 10:04am
@Bryon, TFA,
That spam account was deleted sometime yesterday.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2011 at 9:23am
Yes, I'm getting junk mail and I don't like it!  What's going on here?
Comment by Bryon on April 17, 2011 at 1:33am
is anyone else getting junk mail from Jenifer Hagge via this site?

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