Blog Archives for March, 2013

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment

Michael De Dora — March 25, 2013

In gearing up for a final vote on the 2014 Budget Resolution, U.S. Senate this past weekend conducted a 13-hour voting session -- commonly referred to as "vote-a-rama" -- during which it rejected a school voucher amendment. 

URGENT: Tell Your Senators to Oppose Taxpayer Funding for Religious Schools

Michael De Dora — March 21, 2013

Tell your U.S. Senators to oppose any amendments to the 2014 Budget Resolution that would create a private school voucher program.

Secularists Should Welcome Church-State Expert As New Head of Faith-Based Office

Michael De Dora — March 13, 2013

In a move that should draw praise from secularists, the White House confirmed today that it would appoint Melissa Rogers as the new director of the federal Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rogers will replace Joshua DuBois, who stepped down last month.

Center for Inquiry Issues New Position Paper on Religious Fundamentalism in the U.S. Military

Michael De Dora — March 04, 2013

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy has released a new position paper that details a disturbing expansion and entrenchment of Christian fundamentalism in the U.S. military -- a cultural force which remains at times both tacitly and overtly endorsed by senior military leaders. 

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Bars Federally Funded Religious Discrimination

Michael De Dora — March 04, 2013

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which Congress approved last week, includes important language which prevents groups that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or gender identity.