On Constitution Day, the Secular Coalition Urges Congress to Protect the First Amendment
Today, in honor of Constitution Day, the Secular Coalition sent a letter to Congress urging them to protect the First Amendment and oppose the "First Amendment Defense Act" (HR 2802 and S 1598). These dangerous bills would allow organizations to continue receiving federal dollars while engaging in discriminatory practicies. It would undercut federal non-discrimination laws relating not only to the LGBT community, but also affect those who have sex outside of marriage. As a recent New York Times editorial pointed out, this bill would "warp the bedrock principle of religious freedom under the Constitution."
Below is a copy of the letter. Also, if you haven't already done so, please send an action alert to your legislators now. Let them know that secular Americans refuse to allow a pillar of our goverment to be fundamentally misinterpreted to allow for bigotry under the guise of religious liberty.