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Atheist Group Releases Scorecard for U.S. House; Many Members Earned Top Scores

Aug 24, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

The Center for Freethought Equality (the advocacy wing of the American Humanist Association) has publicly released its scorecard for the 116th Congress, grading House members for how they voted on a variety of resolutions and bills dealing with issues like church/state separation, blasphemy laws, faith-based discrimination, science, and more. (They shared the list with members earlier this month.)

You can see everyone’s scores by going here and clicking on “US House.”

Here are some highlights for me:

  • While being a member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus was necessary to achieve a perfect score, all 13 members (included the latest one, Rep. Rashida Tlaib) earned that score, meaning they also voted “correctly” on all the pieces of legislation in question. All of them are Democrats.

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