"Free Exercise" Bill Allows Professionals to Use Religious Belief as an Excuse to Discriminate

The right to religious liberty and free exercise is very precious to believers and nonbelievers alike, and Secular Coalition for Arizona strongly supports efforts that ensure church-state protection. However, when the State creates barriers to its citizens receiving essential services (including medical care and legal representation) with policies that enable professionals and organizations to use religious belief as an excuse to discriminate, the State fails to facilitate liberty.

Bill Creating Christian Bias in Public Schools to be Heard on House Floor!

Contact your Representative TODAY!

Ensure Equality in Education TODAY!

Equal, accesible education for all Arizona's students is essential for the future of our state--and for the future of reason. But two bills being heard in committee TODAY (February 6) will jeopardize access to quality education for many children in Arizona. Please take action immediately to let our legislators know that the nontheistic community will not tolerate discrimination in education!

Executive Director Seráh Blain Speaks Out Against Privileging the Christian Bible in Public Schools

ACTION ALERT: Oppose Christian Bias in Public Schools!

Executive Director Seráh Blain Defends Nonbelievers' Right to Affirm Rather than Swear Arizona State Guard Oath

Dawkins, Faircloth, Cornwell, "A Secular Society Worth Saving: The Role of Religion & Secularism in Public Policy"

Presented by Secular Coalition for Arizona, Dr. R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Sean Faircloth and world-renowned author, bioethicist and secularist Richard Dawkins will explore how religion impacts government and how the secular community can grow its influence on legislative decisions.

When: Monday, February 6, 2012 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Where: Mesa Arts Center One East Main Street Mesa, AZ 85201

Admission includes: Presentations by Cornwell, Faircloth, and Dawkins, Q and A, & Book Signing

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2012 Legislative Session Opens!

January 10, 2012 - Yesterday marked the opening of the 2012 Arizona State Legislative session—and Secular Coalition for Arizona was there in front of the Capitol alongside our liaised nontheistic-friendly organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State  - Greater Phoenix. It was a great opportunity for nontheistic Arizonans to be present and visible to our legislators, letting them know that we are an active, sizeable constituency!

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Meet us at the Capitol for opening day; Flagstaff Freethinkers joins coalition

Join Secular Coalition for Arizona at the Capitol for Opening Day!

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SC Arizona hires first known state-level nontheistic Executive Director/lobbyist

Meet our New Executive Director!

After a busy, productive, and momentous inaugural year, Secular Coalition for Arizona (SC Arizona) is thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generous support of our liaised organizations and their members, we have been able to fully professionalize and hire a full-time Executive Director. This week, Seráh Blain took over the reins as head of SC Arizona from Matt Schoenley, who had been serving as volunteer Director and who will continue on with our organization as Chair of the Board.

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