Why do we need a Secular Caucus?

Americans who do not identify with any religious organization represent the fastest growing segment of our population. It is important to ensure that their voices are included in discussion about the governance of our state and country.

Contrary to some beliefs, the Secular Caucus is NOT seeking to eliminate religion from the country. Instead, they believe that each citizen should be allowed to worship the religion of their choice, if they wish, in the privacy of their own space, AND citizens should be equally allowed to live their lives without the intrusion of religious activity, should they choose to do so.

The only way to guarantee that citizens are free to worship, or to not worship, is to make sure that our government legislates based solely on secular grounds. To introduce any religious influence into government also violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It is our goal to hold our elected leaders to this standard.

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