Heralding Hillary Rodham Clinton's outreach to the non-religious, the Secular Coalition for America has decided that the Democrat is a much better choice than Republican Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
In their new 2016 Presidential Voter Guide, Clinton received an "A" and Trump an "F."
The report, which the group stressed was not an endorsement, said that Clinton is "generally or consistently positive" about the Secular Coalition's stances while Trump is "generally or consistently hostile or negative."
The group promotes the separation of church and government, science-based policy, and "respect for nontheists."
Larry T. Decker, executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, said, "Donald Trump's flunking grade should serve as a wake up call to his campaign about the political peril of pandering to the religious right. This divisive rhetoric no longer resonates with an American electorate that increasingly accepts science, embraces religious pluralism, and values the separation of church and state."
He added that Democrats aren't perfect on his issues. "The party's platform was hailed for its inclusivity, yet it doesn't contain a single mention of nonreligious voters, who now comprise more than one-quarter of the entire Democratic party."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com