Harkin To Appear At “Godless Gathering”

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has reportedly decided to offer his support for a secularist rally slated to take place in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has reportedly decided to offer his support for a secularist rally slated to take place in Washington, D.C. later this month.

The so-called ‘Reason Rally,’ will be held March 24 on the National Mall by a coalition of secularist groups who say their aim is to “embolden” non-religious citizens “to gain legislative and social equality.”

“We’re proud to have Senator Harkin’s support,” said Jesse Galef, a spokesman for the Reason Rally. “Politicians are starting to realize that Secular Americans are a growing force in this country, and that we deserve respect. If political figures can speak at churches, it shouldn’t be controversial for them to speak to a nonreligious gathering.”

According to Galef, Harkin, who received an “A” grade in 2009 by The Secular Coalition for America, will tape a video message that will be broadcasted at the event. Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) is the only other member of Congress scheduled to appear.

Click here to read more…

Tags: , ,

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

European Human Rights Conference To Hammer Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

57 member states will participate in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting from Sept. 22 – Oct. 3, in Warsaw, Poland.

Pentagon: Troops Will Not Interact With Ebola Patients

“It’s important to remember the mission, the mission is to do some training, to build these units, and do some logistics, some transport, the movement of material,” Kirby said. “It is not to treat.”

White House Launches “It’s On Us” Campaign

The new program seeks to help schools raise awareness and create comprehensive resources in the fight against sexual assault

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 - September 19, 2014

The World in 2:00 continents logo

Scotland votes to remain a part of Great Britain, Catalonia picks up the torch of independence, and John Kerry and his French counterpart head to the UN.

The Wrongs And Rights Of Ray Rice And Adrian Peterson

Let’s react with careful consideration, with the better angels of our nature.

Christie: Keep Goodell as NFL Commissioner

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said society should consider the “totality of someone’s work.”