Sunday, November 02, 2014

Federal District Court Holds Humanism Is A Religion

In American Humanist Association v. United States, (D OR, Oct. 30, 2014), an Oregon federal district court held that "Humanism is a religion for Establishment Clause purposes," observing that "such a view is consistent with longstanding Supreme Court jurisprudence." The holding comes in a case in which a federal prisoner sought recognition of Humanism so the prison would create a Humanist study group.