Skip to comments.Pro-secular group going nationwide, gearing up for election
Posted on 07/05/2012 11:56:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
A national secular organization is in a frenetic push to ensure that the voices of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers are heard in statehouses across the country and in the presidential election in the fall.
The Secular Coalition of America plans to have statewide chapters in virtually all 50 states by the end of 2012.
Recently, weve seen some of the most egregious bills commingling religion and government at the state level, spokeswoman Lauren Youngblood said. If were going to fight some of this stuff, we have to fight it at state capitols.
The D.C.-based group, which will outline its plans for national expansion on Thursday, intends to fight pro-religious legislation on the state and national level.
One example: a bill passed in Virginia this year allowing faith-based adoption agencies to enact a conscience clause that allows them to turn away potential applicants based on their sexual orientation if it runs counters to their religious beliefs.
The group also has concerns about what it sees as pro-religious biases in President Obamas health care overhaul. The coalition held a Lobby Day for Reason in March, when 200 people gathered on Capitol Hill to raise awareness and talk about discrimination in the Affordable Care Act.
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These smug “intellectuals” love the self-complimentary terminology.
What happened to “Brights”.
That deployment of propagandizing nomenclature didn’t work nearly as well as “gay”, did it?
That's part of what got us in this mess in the first place.
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What is their take on Islam and its interference in government and policy making?
“atheists, agnostics and freethinkers
These are just other names for leftist aka progressives.
Now get into those inner city houses of worship and stop all that pre-election preaching from the pulpit. You can start in Philly, New Orleans & St Louis.
Hurry, before the precious line seperating religion and the State becomes blurred!
It is what got us into this mess. A nation that turns its back on God will not long endure.
“One example: a bill passed in Virginia this year allowing faith-based adoption agencies to enact a conscience clause that allows them to turn away potential applicants based on their sexual orientation if it runs counters to their religious beliefs.”
Oh, the huge manatee! Heaven forbid we be permitted to follow the dictates of conscience...
Well Jim, The line has been drawn in the sand.People of faith know the stakes of the coming election.
An anti-Christian group disguising itself as a pro-secular group. They don’t seem to be pro anything.
Gee,I wonder who this outfit is going to endorse for the WH?
Choomie can add their nod to his endorsement from the Communist Party USA.
In their “minds”, since they are the “intellectuals” and “free thinkers”, their conscience trumps our conscience.
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so open minded...that their brains fall out
The Secular Coalition seems to have missed the fact that everything they’re doing, their entire agenda, is based on their own moral premise—but the only way to have a moral code with any meaning is to first believe in a transcendent being who is the author of such a code.
And they seem not to realize that there is no coherent explanation for the existence of concrete, physical reality unless you look higher than nature itself.
"The group also has concerns about what it sees as pro-religious biases in President Obamas health care overhaul."
Well, it's obvious these "freethinkers" know all the Orwellian lingo and have been revising and rewriting the history texts and training teachers. Otherwise they would choke on saying BarryCare had a pro-religious bias.
I guess folks who practiced by preaching and teaching "ethics" that approve of breaking your marriage vows, mothers murdering their children, approving of theft if a lawyer helps the thief, and explaining away perjury as being, "just about sex" they don't think twice about telling lies to further their anal focused agenda .
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