No, I hadn't heard that story. How freaking depressing is that! It still amazes me that American sheep still vote for someone who uses their office to spread religion of any sort. Sigh. When will it all end? Thanx for the heads up.
You're not alone in Austin. :) I've been a practicing Humanist for a long time before I even knew what to call it. "Atheism" seemed so ... religious. Anyway, glad to know I'm not completely surrounded either.
Hi Deborah, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise, like you as an atheist, that gods are phoney and religions are cunning frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.