A better inclusion

Interesting – the Biden admin met with some secular groups.

Representatives of atheist and secular groups held their first meeting with White House officials last week, marking a willingness by the Biden administration to work with the growing networks of religiously unaffiliated Americans.

Leaders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Secular Coalition for America, American Atheists, Center for Inquiry and Ex-Muslims of North America also attended the virtual gathering that included Josh Dickson, deputy director of the office, and program specialist Ben O’Dell.

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the FFRF, welcomed the first meeting with the new administration.

“With more than a quarter of the population identifying as a ‘None’ (no religion), it’s vital that our community, our voices be heard in favor of reason in social policy and upholding our secular government,” she said in a statement.

(RNS) — The May 14 meeting followed previous meetings representatives of the secular community had with the Obama administration in 2010 and 2013.

I’m especially glad to see Muhammad Syed there. (“There” being the meeting, not a physical place, since rows of little windows aren’t a place.)

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