Hyatt Regency · Orlando Int’l Airport · Orlando, Florida

Hyatt Regency
Bask in the splendor of the world-class Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. No shuttles or taxis to contend with-just collect your luggage and ride the escalator straight to the hotel lobby! Full-service conference hotel. Free broadband Internet access in guest rooms. Easy access to Disney World, Universal Studios, and all other Orlando attractions. NOTE: Hotel rooms are no longer available at the discounted conference room rate. Hotel rooms may still be available at standard rates. To reserve hotel rooms, call 1-888-421-1442 or visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CFSH2012.
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Counteracting Florida’s strong right-wing religious contingent is a vibrant, active secular community. It’s not surprising that the state will host one of 2012’s most dramatic church-state battles: In response to a Council for Secular Humanism lawsuit, a measure on Florida’s November 2012 ballot would amend the state constitution to remove language that forbids state funding "directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution." The national implications: more than thirty-five other states have similar constitutional provisions (often called “Blaine Amendments”) that bar state aid to religious groups in language stronger than the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Opponents of Council’s lawsuit have already attempted to alter the state constitution—three times—in preparation for the case.

At “Moving Secularism Forward,” you’ll learn about the Florida face-off and what you can do to help defend Florida’s Blaine Amendment and ensure the protection of church-state separation in your own state.

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