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White House Meets With Non-Theists
[Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars]

The Obama administration became the first presidential administration in American history to hold an official meeting and policy briefing with a non-theist organization. The Secular Coalition for America, a meta-organization that includes the Center for Secular Humanism and American Atheists among others, met on Friday with White House officials on matters of concern to the non-religious community.

This is a very good thing and a very welcome development.

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Three. Two. One. The cry that the secular organizations are getting special treatment is ludicrous, as the administration has met with many, many religious groups. As stated, this appears to be first time a coalition of secular Americans has had such a meeting.

I love that In God We Trust.org kept throwing out “Madalyn Murray O’Hare”, who was murdered in 1995 and whose last name was actually “O’Hair”.

But I don’t expect the moaning to extend very far into the consciousness of most Americans. They have more important things to worry about these days.