AHA News |  

"In God We Trust" Motto To Be Reauthorized: Take Action Now!

"In God We Trust" Motto To Be Reauthorized: Take Action Now!

Dear friends,

A resolution was recently introduced in the House of Representatives that would reaffirm “In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and would support and encourage the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. This resolution is currently in committee, and will come up for a vote tomorrow in the House. We need your help to ensure that it does not pass.

Stand with the American Humanist Association and urge your Representative to oppose the “In God We Trust” resolution right now.

House Continuing Resolution 13 (H. Con. Res. 13) was introduced in the House by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA) on January 26th, and currently has 64 co-sponsors. The current motto of the United States, “In God We Trust”, weakens the wall of separation between church and state by declaring our national recognition of a deity. This motto is insensitive to the many non-religious Americans who object to government encouragement of religion and belief, and is opposed to our national tradition of secular governance.

Please take a moment to contact your Representatives and ask them to oppose the resolution. The American Humanist Association supports the wall of separation between church and state, and opposes any government action that violates the secular tradition found in our Constitution.

This bill is a momentous step backwards in regards to religious freedom. I’m asking you, as a supporter of humanism, to make a difference and take action right now.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

American Humanist Association

Phil Robertson's most recent hateful comments about non-theists and rape were ou...

3 hours ago

American Humanist Association

We are happy to announce the 2015 AHA Keynote Speaker for this year's annual con...

6 hours ago

American Humanist Association

We're happy to welcome a new chapter, Northeast Ohio Humanist Association, to th...

23 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Birthday to the incredible Gloria Steinem! Gloria was AHA's 2012 Humanist...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to complete this survey on the A...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

For those who "liked" our page today after watching last night's CNN segment on...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

This website is so cool! You can buy a t-shirt, poster or tote with the entire...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

Our friends at the United Church of Bacon (yes, it's real!) were recently discri...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

Do you think public schools should continue to observe religious holidays?

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

More Americans are turning away from organized religion! Watch AHA Communication...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

The new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt adds a little humor to doomsday...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Over half of the population in the US would not support an atheist presidential...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Our friends Harry and Charlotte Shaughnessy of the Triangle Freethought Society...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Join the community that led activists like Steve Ahlquist and others to a deeper...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Have a great weekend, happy humanists! #dayofhappiness

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

"Do You Believe?" the latest Christian film just released today in theaters, app...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

Have you seen "Chappie"? Tell us what you thought.

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

The AHA conference is right around the corner and we can't wait! Join us in De...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Episode 19 of the Cartoon History of Humanism is out now!

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Which major U.S. cities have the most religiously unaffiliated residents?

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Latest Huffington Post article from AHA Executive Director, Roy Speckhardt. Whe...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Through a cooperative program between Foundation Beyond Belief and the American...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

If you're planning to attend the AHA Conference in Denver in May and you live in...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

What do specific groups think about scientific issues?

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Trying to ban marriage for any non-religious person? What is the deal Oklahoma?

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Brotherhood that breeds hate for their fellow Humans. How do these groups still...

10 days ago