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SHL Book Group: An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious LandPosted by Yvonne Michel (SHL) on 2017-09-20.
SHL Events for September 16th and 17thPosted by SHL on 2017-09-12.
SHL and Charleston PridePosted by SHL on 2017-09-07.
September 2017 NewsletterPosted by SHL on 2017-09-05.
Donate to the Charity of the QuarterWe pool the donations from our members and give the total to a local charitable organization. For July through September 2017, the SHL is collecting donations for We Are Family. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
The Latest SeparationistDownload the September 2017 issue of the newsletter of the SHL.

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Latest News

Debate Video Now AvailableDid you miss the debate on August 17th between Ed Buckner (Former American Atheists President) and Wallace Marshall (Reasonable Faith, Charleston)? Or, did you see it but want to watch it again? Then visit our video library to hear what they had to say about whether America is, ever was, or should be a Christian Nation!
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.

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 August 27, 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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