And the gnashing of teeth will begin in

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.


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 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.