Obama Administration Meets With Atheists and Other Non-BelieversMar 4th, 2010 | By Main Contributor | Category: President Obama
The Obama administration met with the Secular Coalition for America in Washington, DC on Friday February 26. The Secular Coalition for America represents a broad coalition of Atheist, Freethought, and Humanist organizations such as the American Atheists.
Dr. Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists, said “We are delighted that we will get the chance to speak to and to hear from the Obama administration at the briefing with the Secular Coalition for America tomorrow. We will not be seeking support for Atheism from the federal administration, because we know they must be neutral and because we are confident that our conclusions can compete and win in the marketplace of ideas, unaided by government. We seek an end to special rights for religious ideas and beliefs–in all regulations, laws, procedures, and pronouncements. The privileging of religiosity violates the First Amendment and good sense.”
The Obama administration has expressed a willingness to meet with all sides of the political and religious spectrum.