This is important because I believe it is only fair that if we protect religion, in all its varieties, we should also protect nonreligion
If all the facts are as stated, then the Pentagon's actions appear to violate the Constitution's First Amendment by favoring nonreligion
over religion and evidence of hostility toward religion.
172) By allowing for increased religious expression in public schools and in government meetings, and by giving state authority to a student's choice to opt out of school assignments on religious grounds, the government impermissibly entangles itself in the practice of religion and the promotion of religion over nonreligion
27, Wilson ruled that a granite monument depicting a soldier kneeling in prayer before a cross lacked "a secular purpose" and has "the unconstitutional effect" of endorsing religion over nonreligion
html/; Smith, Christopher, and Richard Cimino, "Atheisms Unbound: The Role of the New Media in the Formation of a Secularist Identity," Secularism and Nonreligion
1 (February 21, 2012): 17-31.
In her letter to the city, Markert wrote that the Freedom From Religion Foundation has no objection to veterans' memorials; instead, it objects to "the message of endorsement of Christianity over other religions and over nonreligion
Supreme Court often faces cases involving religious matters, including the Free Exercise Clause's guarantee of an individual's freedom of religion (12) and the Establishment Clause's prohibition on government preference for one religion over another or religion over nonreligion
, (13) However, in the United States an individual's religious identification remains fully relegated to the private realm, free from government interference.
93) "The First Amendment mandates governmental neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion
44) a law whose purpose is secular may still be found to violate freedom of religion if its impact is not neutral as between religions or as between religion and nonreligion
The overriding principle of the Establishment Clause is government neutrality toward religion: government must take no action that either favors one religion over another or favors religion generally over nonreligion
are likely to have understood the monument as amounting, in any significantly detrimental way, to a government effort to favor a particular religious sect, primarily to promote religion over nonreligion
, to "engage in" any "religious practic[e]," to "compel" any "religious praetic[e]," or to "work deterrence" of any "religious belief.
This position argues that it is government's job to maintain neutrality between religion and nonreligion