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SCA’s Morning Read for 4.17.14

SCA’s Morning Read for 4.17.14

Politics The ideological middle in Congress is dead. So, who killed it? (Washington Post) Yes, it is true that redistricting — the decennial re-drawing of the boundary lines of all 435 House seats — has been dominated by an incumbent protection mentality over the past two decades. But, no, that doesn’t mean redistricting bears the majority […]

SCA’s Morning Read for 4.16.14

Atheism, Movement & Related  Americans Intuitively Judge Atheists as Immoral (Pacific Standard) Atheists have been speaking up more loudly in recent years, adding a fresh perspective to debates over meaning and morality. But in spite of this new visibility, the way Americans view non-believers remains extremely negative, according to a newly published study. First Amendment  Freedom […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for 4/11/14

SCA in the News  Secular group rates Congress members (Columbus Dispatch) The Secular Coalition for America, an umbrella organization of 13 nontheistic groups including American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, recently issued a “report card” on members of Congress based on their votes on recent legislation involving church-state issues. Religion in Public Life  Obama […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for 4.10.14

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds to Brandeis (Weekly Standard) “Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for 4.8.14

SCA in the News  5 Theocrats in Congress Who Care More About the Bible Than the Constitution (Alternet) The Secular Coalition for America has released its  congressional report card for the 2013 year. Each year the Secular Coalition grades both house and senate members from a scale from A to F based on their voting records, […]

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SCA’s Congressional Report Cards: Why Salon Got It Wrong (SCA)  On Friday Salon.com published an article critical of the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Report Cards, “Liberals are overlooking a major political ally: Yes, there’s a religious left!” In the piece, author, Elizabeth Stoker, rightly pointed out the rubric of the report cards’ “logic is open […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for 4/7/14

SCA in the News  Interactive Map: These congressmen want to tear down the wall between church and state(Washington Post) Against this backdrop the Secular Coalition for America, a nonprofit group with a mission to “raise the profile of secular Americans” nationwide, released its rankings of how much — or little — legislators have supported the […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for April 4, 2014

Religion  Sex Abuse Cost The U.S. Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion According To Report By Bishops Conference (Huffington Post) The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released their eleventh annual report on the progress of implementing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People as part of the effort to increase transparency with regards […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for 3.31.14

SCA today released its 2013 Congressional Report Cards for the U.S. House and Senate. View press release here.  Politics  GOP Districts Isolated From Growing Demographic Changes (Huffington Post) These changes, however, have largely bypassed congressional districts represented by Republicans, adding to divisions between the GOP and Democrats on issues like immigration. Rep. Michael Grimm strikes back at Bill Maher (Politico) Rep. Michael […]

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SCA’s Morning Read for March 26, 2014

Supreme Court & SCA in the News More than 40 Coalition for Liberty & Justice Member Organizations Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenges to Contraceptive Coverage (Yahoo! News) As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments from Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., 44 members of the Coalition for Liberty & Justice, a […]

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