West Virginia

West Virginia State Capitol

Despite the fact that there are tens of millions of nontheistic Americans, we remain one of the most marginalized groups in the country.  The Secular Coalition for America is working to make sure that we are heard on Capitol Hill. We fight in Washington DC against religious privileging on a federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state levelWe need your help to see real change in Charleston and across West Virginia.

Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) researches a lot of different issues at the intersection of religion, values and public life. They are nonprofit and nonpartisan. They conduct polls which have been interesting in the past.

Here is a review of one from the other day:  Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?  Read more about Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) researches a lot of different issues at the intersection of religion, values and public life. They are nonprofit and nonpartisan. They conduct polls which have been interesting in the past.

Here is a review of one from the other day: 

Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?  Read more about Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

Several Branches of WV Guard Deny ID Cards to Same Sex Spouses Against Federal Law

The spouses of gay and lesbian National Guard members cannot get military ID cards at most National Guard locations in West Virginia, which U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says is a violation of federal law.

The ID cards are necessary to get benefits, such as health care, that all military spouses are entitled to. Read more about Several Branches of WV Guard Deny ID Cards to Same Sex Spouses Against Federal Law

Officials in Clarksburg, WV are upset about prayer in council meetings going before the Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is back in session and has a few tough cases on the docket. One of those could have a big consequence for local government.

Separation of church and state has come before the Supreme Court in years past, but the latest case could declare prayer in city council meetings unconstitutional.

"We pray before our city council meetings in Clarksburg and we say the pledge of allegiance, which makes reference to a god," said Vice Mayor of the Clarksburg City Council, Gary Bowden. "I certainly think we have the right to do that." Read more about Officials in Clarksburg, WV are upset about prayer in council meetings going before the Supreme Court

Pro-Life Convention Held in Fairmont; A.G. Morrissey Was A Speaker

West Virginians For Life hosted their 37th annual "Life Convention" at the Trinity Assembly of God in Fairmont on Saturday. Several people came out to hear presentations and watch videos to see why it's important to not support abortion.
 
If you didn't think it was a big issue in our nation,  there are actually more than one million abortions every year.
 

Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples

Today Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the child of one of the couples. The case was filed on behalf of Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins and Justin Murdock and Will Glavaris, all of Huntington, and Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton and their son Drew, of St. Albans.

Nancy Michael, Lambda Legal plaintiff and a lifelong West Virginian, said: Read more about Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples

Local pro-choice groups rally for women’s rights

A group of approximately 100 people marched from the Mountainlair to the Morgantown Courthouse for a Stand with West Virginia Women rally to support women’s health rights.
A coalition of organizations supporting women’s rights and Planned Parenthood, along with students and people of all ages, chanted for their cause and listened to speakers.
The campaign had more than 300 supporters rally in Charleston, W.Va., in August and will continue with events throughout the state. 
Read more about Local pro-choice groups rally for women’s rights

Pro-Life supporters sign petition to “opt-out” of Obamacare for abortions

Thousands of West Virginians signed a petition asking state lawmakers to make a change to the Affordable Care Act here in the state.

Tuesday West Virginians For Life, conservative lawmakers and members of the clergy gathered at the state capitol to present those petitions to House Minority Leader Tim Armstead. They want West Virginia to opt-out of taxpayer funded abortions as part of the new health care plan. Read more about Pro-Life supporters sign petition to “opt-out” of Obamacare for abortions

West Virginia Episcopal Church to bless same-sex couples

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Episcopal Church in West Virginia will bless same sex unions, Bishop Michie Klusmeyer announced Saturday.
 
Klusmeyer said he gave the issue much thought and prayer before making the decision, which he announced in Flatwoods at a three-day convention of the Diocese of West Virginia.
 
Klusmeyer said the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia is following the example of three other Christian organizations -- the Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church in blessing the unions.

Stand With West Virginia Women Rally: Morgantown

WVU Young Democrats, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, ACLU-WV, the Human Rights Campaign, Fairness WV, and WV FREE Are Standing with WV Women September 26 at 5:30pm at the Mountainlair, WVU Campus, Morgantown, WV.

The Attorney General of West Virginia is attacking women’s health providers as part of a systematic, nationwide assault: Read more about Stand With West Virginia Women Rally: Morgantown

Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) researches a lot of different issues at the intersection of religion, values and public life. They are nonprofit and nonpartisan. They conduct polls which have been interesting in the past.

Here is a review of one from the other day: 

Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?  Read more about Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

Several Branches of WV Guard Deny ID Cards to Same Sex Spouses Against Federal Law

The spouses of gay and lesbian National Guard members cannot get military ID cards at most National Guard locations in West Virginia, which U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says is a violation of federal law.

The ID cards are necessary to get benefits, such as health care, that all military spouses are entitled to. Read more about Several Branches of WV Guard Deny ID Cards to Same Sex Spouses Against Federal Law

Officials in Clarksburg, WV are upset about prayer in council meetings going before the Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is back in session and has a few tough cases on the docket. One of those could have a big consequence for local government.

Separation of church and state has come before the Supreme Court in years past, but the latest case could declare prayer in city council meetings unconstitutional.

"We pray before our city council meetings in Clarksburg and we say the pledge of allegiance, which makes reference to a god," said Vice Mayor of the Clarksburg City Council, Gary Bowden. "I certainly think we have the right to do that." Read more about Officials in Clarksburg, WV are upset about prayer in council meetings going before the Supreme Court

Pro-Life Convention Held in Fairmont; A.G. Morrissey Was A Speaker

West Virginians For Life hosted their 37th annual "Life Convention" at the Trinity Assembly of God in Fairmont on Saturday. Several people came out to hear presentations and watch videos to see why it's important to not support abortion.
 
If you didn't think it was a big issue in our nation,  there are actually more than one million abortions every year.
 

Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples

Today Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the child of one of the couples. The case was filed on behalf of Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins and Justin Murdock and Will Glavaris, all of Huntington, and Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton and their son Drew, of St. Albans.

Nancy Michael, Lambda Legal plaintiff and a lifelong West Virginian, said: Read more about Lambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples

Local pro-choice groups rally for women’s rights

A group of approximately 100 people marched from the Mountainlair to the Morgantown Courthouse for a Stand with West Virginia Women rally to support women’s health rights.
A coalition of organizations supporting women’s rights and Planned Parenthood, along with students and people of all ages, chanted for their cause and listened to speakers.
The campaign had more than 300 supporters rally in Charleston, W.Va., in August and will continue with events throughout the state. 
Read more about Local pro-choice groups rally for women’s rights

Pro-Life supporters sign petition to “opt-out” of Obamacare for abortions

Thousands of West Virginians signed a petition asking state lawmakers to make a change to the Affordable Care Act here in the state.

Tuesday West Virginians For Life, conservative lawmakers and members of the clergy gathered at the state capitol to present those petitions to House Minority Leader Tim Armstead. They want West Virginia to opt-out of taxpayer funded abortions as part of the new health care plan. Read more about Pro-Life supporters sign petition to “opt-out” of Obamacare for abortions

West Virginia Episcopal Church to bless same-sex couples

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Episcopal Church in West Virginia will bless same sex unions, Bishop Michie Klusmeyer announced Saturday.
 
Klusmeyer said he gave the issue much thought and prayer before making the decision, which he announced in Flatwoods at a three-day convention of the Diocese of West Virginia.
 
Klusmeyer said the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia is following the example of three other Christian organizations -- the Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church in blessing the unions.

Stand With West Virginia Women Rally: Morgantown

WVU Young Democrats, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, ACLU-WV, the Human Rights Campaign, Fairness WV, and WV FREE Are Standing with WV Women September 26 at 5:30pm at the Mountainlair, WVU Campus, Morgantown, WV.

The Attorney General of West Virginia is attacking women’s health providers as part of a systematic, nationwide assault: Read more about Stand With West Virginia Women Rally: Morgantown

The Godless of West Virginia Congregate in Morgantown September 7, 2013 for ASH Bash

On September 7 from 12pm-5pm, the godless from all over West Virginia as well as Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio, came together to meet and get to know each other. Atheists, Skeptics, Humanists and all secular people were invited, along with their families. Read more about The Godless of West Virginia Congregate in Morgantown September 7, 2013 for ASH Bash

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Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) researches a lot of different issues at the intersection of religion, values and public life. They are nonprofit and nonpartisan. They conduct polls which have been interesting in the past.

Here is a review of one from the other day:  Atheist: Still a Scarlet Letter in American Politics?  Read more about Two Resources of Information and Study of Secularism

No polls have been added to this group.