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Upcoming Events

July 27, 2017 7:00 pm SHL Trivia Night
August 17, 2017 7:00 pm Debate: Is America a Christian Nation (or Should It Be)?
August 18, 2017 7:00 pm SHL Girls Night Out

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)

Announcements

SHL Book Group: Sex and the ConstitutionPosted by Yvonne Michel (SHL) on 2017-07-17.
New in the Huffington PostPosted by Herb Silverman (SHL) on 2017-07-17.
HuffPost: Trump and SlaveryPosted by Herb Silverman (SHL) on 2017-07-07.
SHL Book Group: The Enigma of ReasonPosted by Yvonne Michel (SHL) on 2017-06-18.
Donate to the Charity of the QuarterWe pool the donations from our members and give the total to a local charitable organization. For April through June 2017, the SHL is collecting donations for Turning Leaf Project. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
The Latest SeparationistDownload the May 2017 issue of the newsletter of the SHL.

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Latest News

A Few Photos from AHASHL member Scott Weldon took tons of great pictures at the recent AHA Annual Conference in Charleston. I've posted just a few of the ones featuring SHL members on our Website. Check them out by clicking here.
Action Needed: Help Stop Churches from Becoming Super PACsDuring the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Services and Government Operations bill, the Committee voted 28-24 to override an amendment introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) that would have stricken section 116 from the bill. Section 116 is a provision snuck in to gut enforcement of the Johnson Amendment specifically for churches (all other nonprofits would still be subject to IRS rules regarding engaging in partisan politics)

The Johnson amendment prohibits nonprofits, including churches, from endorsing political candidates. Churches are the only nonprofits not required to file a Form 990, which discloses information about a nonprofit's expenditures and sources of revenue. It would effectively turn the puplit into a political arm of the Religious Right, with no oversight whatsoever.

Because churches are exempt from these crucial transparency requirements, the repeal of the Johnson Amendment would effectively allow churches to function like Super PACs and unleash a new wave of religious 'dark money' into the political system.

Passage of this bill and a full repeal of the Johnson Amendment is the Religious Right's #1 priority.

Take action with the Secular Coalition for America (founded by our own Herb Silverman) by clicking here.

Herb Silverman Interviewed in Post and CourierP&C Reporter Adam Parker talks to SHL's founding president about his life and his new book.

Amazon Associates Program

Because we are affiated with the Amazon Associates program, our organization earns up to a 15% commission on any items purchased at Amazon.com through the links on our Website. So, if you were going to be buying anything at all from them, this is a super-easy way to contribute to SHL! Here are two ways you can do it:
  • Book Group Reading Selection: For their July 23, 2017 meeting, the SHL Book Group will be reading the book in the box:

    Click here for more information about the Book Group or click here to see a list of previous book group selections. (BTW If you purchase a book through this Amazon.com link, SHL will receive up to a 15% "kickback"!)
  • Use this "search box" to find any item in the Amazon.com catalog and SHL earns money if you buy it:

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Affiliated Organizations

  • American Atheists
  • Atheist Alliance International
  • American Humanist Association
  • Council for Secular Humanism
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation
  • Secular Coalition for America

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