Posts Tagged ‘in god we trust’

Religion and politics

As last week came to a close, the Secular Coalition of America – an advocacy group made up of atheists, agnostics and humanists – had a chance to meet with members of the Obama Administration.

The meeting on Friday reportedly marked the first time American non-believers have ever met with White House officials, and it really struck a nerve with […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion in Public Life, Religious Symbols on Public Property

Religious Right-driven skirmishes over the role of religion in public life continue to roil communities around California.

In the latest battle, the Lompoc City Council voted 4-1 this week to post “In God We Trust” at two spots in City Hall. According to the Santa Maria Times, the religious affirmation will be displayed on the speaker’s podium and on […] Read More

Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research, Religious Symbols on Public Property

Religious Right leaders and their followers often assert that it’s no big deal when the government endorses religion in a general way. “In God We Trust” appears on our money, and “under God” was slipped into the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s a generic endorsement of religion, so no harm done, right?

Recent events in California indicate that it’s not that […] Read More

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