In 2009 Faircloth became executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life. Sean Faircloth served five terms in the Maine Legislature. While a sitting legislator, he gave an opening "prayer" for the session that quoted, not scripture, but the book Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby, as well as Walt Whitman.
You won't want to miss his talk on “One Nation under the Constitution: The Future of Secularism in America." The event is at the Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa on Thursday May 13 at 7:00 PM. A $5 donation is requested but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The Secular Coalition for America affirms the secular form of government as a necessary condition for the interdependent rights of religious freedom and religious dissent. The group holds that freedom of conscience, including religious freedom, is a fundamental American value as evidenced by the fact that this is the first freedom protected in the Bill of Rights. And, that freedom of conscience is best guaranteed by protecting and strengthening the secular character of our government. Respect for others and their belief is a necessary product of this freedom -- it must be extended to believers and non-believers alike.
All are welcome, but seating is limited so come early! The doors open at 6:30 PM.