Atheists Condemn Shooting at Family Research Council
Washington, D.C.--The Secular Coalition for America today condemned a workplace shooting at the Family Research Council that took place on Wednesday at the organization's office in the District of Columbia.
"While we disagree with the Family Research Council on nearly every issue, the debate surrounding the role of religion in the public sphere should be fought with reason and logic, not guns," said Edwina Rogers, Executive Director. "We absolutely condemn this sort of senseless violence."
Rogers said that the thoughts of the Secular Coalition are with the security guard who was shot. The organization wishes him a speedy recovery and is glad that security guards were able to prevent further harm.
The Secular Coalition is a non-profit advocacy organization that represents nontheistic Americans, and lobbies the government on behalf of its 11 member organizations to strengthen the separation of religion and government as the best guarantee of freedom for all Americans.
Secular Coalition for America member organizations include American Atheists, American Ethical Union, American Humanist Association, Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, The Council for Secular Humanism, HUUmanists, Institute for Humanist Studies, Military Association for Atheists and Freethinkers, Secular Student Alliance and the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
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