For the first time in American history, a presidential administration -- the Obama administration -- met with a group of nontheists on February 26, 2010 for a policy briefing at the White House, according to the Christian Post website.
Before the meeting, Secular Coalition for America Executive Director, Sean Faircloth, said, "Our Founders knew that there was no place in American government for the privileging of religion, or of one belief over another, and that will be a central theme in our interaction with the White House."
The Secular Coalition of America is an advocacy organization whose purpose is "to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States." The group represents atheists, agnostics, skeptics, humanists, and freethinkers.
A religious advocacy group, In God We Trust, blasted the meeting and accused the Obama administration of meeting with a "hate-filled" atheistic coalition.