Herb Silverman

Herb Silverman is founder of the Secular Coalition for America and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. He ran for governor in 1990 to challenge the state provision prohibiting atheists from holding public office. After an eight-year battle, he won a unanimous decision in the South Carolina Supreme Court that nullified the anti-atheist clause in the South Carolina Constitution. Herb Silverman is the recipient of the American Humanist Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posts by Herb Silverman


Every deity ever worshipped is the product of ancient superstition invented by people who knew little about the universe and our place in it.... Read More


While I would never consider myself a person of faith, I can make a case for a certain kind of faith, based on reason... Read More