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Reverend Speaks Out Against Removing Evolution from Science Standards

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is attempting to limit the use of the word “evolution” in Arizona high schools' science curriculum, in spite of more than a year of work by 100 educators, parents and community members who drafted new science education standards. The Secular Coalition for Arizona strongly opposes this attempt to supplant fact-based learning with religious dogma. Many agree, including Reverend David Felten of The Fountains United Methodist Church in Fountain Hills. 

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Secular AZ: Public Schools Should Not Actively Promote Belief in God

The AZ House voted to allow the phrase "God Enriches" - an English translation of the state motto that references the Biblical book of Genesis - to be posted in Arizona's public schools.

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Do We Need (Yet Another) Religious Endorsement in AZ Public Schools?

"God Enriches"? Which god?The Friendly Atheist can't understand why the AZ Senate passed SB1289, allowing teachers and administrators to post a translation of the AZ state motto, Ditat Deus, in classrooms.... and Secular AZ agrees.

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Secular AZ in the Media: Jewish News

Secular Day at the Capitol Featured in Jewish News

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Fighting Against the Unconstitutional Use of Taxpayer Money to Endorse Religion in Fountain Hills

Secular AZ Board member and attorney Dianne Post joined concerned Fountain Hills residents to bring attention to the town's improper and unconstitutional use of taxpaper money to promote a religious event.

At a June 1 Town Council meeting, FH resident Susan Fallon objected to Mayor Linda Kavanaugh's proclamation supporting a "National Day of Prayer" event, noting that the Mayor's endoresement and the town's use of taxpayer dollars to support the prayer event represent an unconsitutional endorsement of religion.

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Phoenix New Times: Whose Higher Power?

The Phoenix New Times published an article on Republican House members' overreach after Rep. Athena Salman offered a secular invocation on the House Floor earlier this week. 

As Salman noted, "The Arizona House of Representatives is the people's house," she said, her voice cracking. "Opening prayers in the House should represent Arizonans of every faith's perspective. This includes the hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who, like myself, who do not believe in a supernatural god, but do believe in the power of humanity to do good in the world."

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Religious Preference in the House: Rep. Salman and Secular AZ in "The Nation"

Secular Coalition for Arizona was featured in The Nation magazine this week. The article — entitled An Arizona Legislator Gave an Invocation that Didn't Mention God. You Won't Believe What Happened Next — detailed the controversy that erupted after Representative Athena Salman offered an invocation that didn't mention a "higher power" on the House floor this week.

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Deadline: March 8 - Sign into "Request to Speak" against SB1439

Speak up for End-of-Life Choices- DEADLINE: MARCH 8 @ 2PM - SIGN INTO THE LEGISLATURE'S "REQUEST TO SPEAK" SYSTEM IN OPPOSITION TO SB1439

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If Kim Davis were an AZ County Clerk

What if Kim Davis were a County Clerk in Arizona?

By now, we all know the story of Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses based on her “sincerely held” religious beliefs. But are we likely to see such a spectacle play out in Arizona? Well, we almost did.

During the 2014 Arizona legislative session, State Representative, Steve Montenegro (R-13), introduced a bill referred to as “Arizona’s First Freedom Act” (officially titled “religious beliefs; solemnization of

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Arizona State Representative Juan Mendez Opens House with a Humanist Invocation

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