this is fairly significant folks. as a constituency we are being ignored. most of us want some pretty basic things but politicians don't cater to us. by some accounts non-believers carried the day for Obama this past November.
what would most of us want? here are my most basic requests:
1. federal ban on creationism
2. prayer and religious ornaments banned from public grounds
3. legal abortion (i know it's legal, but it needs to be way more legal in some states)
4. legal weed (i know it's not universal but i have a feeling it's close)
5. end of abstinence only sex ed
6. pentacostals all put in loony bins
ok, i can compromise on #6.
feel free to add what i missed.
I'd be careful about that. Creationism post-Kitzmiller has already wormed its way into Tennessee and Louisiana, though with far vaguer language than was used in Pennsylvania. Frankly, it deserves a ban in any publicly funded educational venue, as does the crap about "teaching the controversy."
The ONLY controversy is in the minds of the creationists, and they suffer so badly from Dunning-Kruger that it's ridiculous.
new article about this. good read.
Good article, Matthew, thanks for posting it. Have to say, though, the comment section just about spoiled my breakfast.
yeah, i saw them too. comments sections rarely shock me anymore after spending considerable time over at Glen Becks' The Blaze.
Odd. I didn't bother checking out the comments before you mentioned it, I just looked and all I can see are two comments from atheists responding to a "Connie" who's comment I can't see. Do they delete comments there?
Bill Maher discusses how unrepresented atheists are in congress.
Sounds like a good list.