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Secular Government Criticized for Meeting Secular Group

Conservative religious groups criticized the Obama Administration for meeting with the Secular Coalition for America.

Some conservative commentators are accusing the Obama administration of inviting “hate groups” into the White House by holding a meeting with a coalition of secularist and atheist groups.

(my emphasis)

I certainly welcome the the administration’s decision.  I’m not sure I support giving nonbelievers special protections.

Johnson [the American Atheists vice president] called on the Obama administration to make non-theists “a protected class throughout the Armed Services on par with the protections afforded to women, minorities, and those belonging to minority faith groups.”

I don’t support offering any groups special protections – it reenforces divisions in society, violates the spirit of “equal protection,” and punishes people for thought-crime.  If you commit a crime against any person that should be reason enough to prosecute the offender.  

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