Atheists Hold "Inauguration Summit" to Decry Faith-Based Initiatives

January 16, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

On January 16, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "an 'inauguration summit' of some 50 humanists, atheists and secular Jews has been held in Washington to plan how to fight faith-based initiatives. The activists met this weekend at a Dupont Circle hotel to make plans to hire lobbyists to block federal legislation that would limit abortion rights, deny homosexual rights and oppose federal funding to religious social-service programs, reported the Washington Times Sunday. 'The situation is now as bad as we'll ever see it,' said Roy Speckhardt, of the American Humanist Association, a group of 80 grass-roots groups that promote humanism, or living without a supernatural influence."