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Tell Obama Not to Promote Bigotry
By Lori Lipman Brown, Director, Secular Coalition for America
The Obama administration invites Americans to tell them "what America can be, where President-Elect Obama should lead this country [and] where to start." Obama's choice of Rev. Rick Warren, who has stated that an atheist could not be a good President, to perform the opening invocation at his inauguration ceremony is not a good start for building inclusion and respect with the nontheistic community.
The Secular Coalition for America has sent a letter to the Obama administration expressing our disappointment with his indifference to nontheistic and secular-minded Americans. We urge you to send your own letter to the Obama administration telling them that a good start would be to include nontheistic viewpoints in the inauguration or at the very least, not to embrace speakers who have disparaged us.