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Pro-secular group going nationwide, gearing up for election
Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2012 | By David Sherfinski

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, we’ve seen some of the most egregious bills commingling religion and government at the state level,” spokeswoman Lauren Youngblood said. “If we’re 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 Obama’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; agnostics; antibible; antichristian; atheists; bibleprophecy; elections; freethinkers; homosexualagenda; lastdays; moralabsolutes; prolife; secularcoalition

1 posted on 07/05/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

“freethinkers”

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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?


3 posted on 07/05/2012 12:00:49 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Jim Robinson
ensure that the voices of atheists, agnostics and “freethinkers” are heard in statehouses across the country

That's part of what got us in this mess in the first place.

4 posted on 07/05/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Jim Robinson

Bookmark For Later Read....


5 posted on 07/05/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What is their take on Islam and its interference in government and policy making?


6 posted on 07/05/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Jim Robinson

“atheists, agnostics and “freethinkers”
These are just other names for leftist aka progressives.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 12:04:48 PM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Jim Robinson
Good timing.

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!

8 posted on 07/05/2012 12:04:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tbpiper

It is what got us into this mess. A nation that turns its back on God will not long endure.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“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...


10 posted on 07/05/2012 12:06:55 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Jim Robinson

Well Jim, The line has been drawn in the sand.People of faith know the stakes of the coming election.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Jim Robinson

An anti-Christian group disguising itself as a pro-secular group. They don’t seem to be pro anything.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 12:08:00 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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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.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: jagusafr

In their “minds”, since they are the “intellectuals” and “free thinkers”, their conscience trumps our conscience.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 12:14:24 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Jim Robinson

“A nation that turns its back on God will not long endure”

Indeed.


http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2019:27-28&version=KJV

Genesis 19:27-28

King James Version (KJV)

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:28-30&version=KJV

Luke 17:28-30

King James Version (KJV)

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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16 posted on 07/05/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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so open minded...that their brains fall out


17 posted on 07/05/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Jim Robinson
From the article:
"The group also has concerns about what it sees as pro-religious biases in President Obama’s 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 .

20 posted on 07/05/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prohibition as it pertains to religion is at the federal level. Unless the states also specifically ban endorsing a religion, then I don’t see what the problem is.

But if they’re targeting Islam, then I may support what they’re doing...


21 posted on 07/05/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: wastedyears

What prohibition?


22 posted on 07/05/2012 12:28:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The temptation to burn atheists at the stake for heresy is getting more and more tempting.

It would vindicate their victim status and solve the annual Christmas law suit annoyance.

I can't condone the Spanish Inquisition, but I understand it :-)

23 posted on 07/05/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Jim Robinson

bookmark.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by dadfly
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This garbage is coming up partly because a Mormon is running against an adherent of BLT and partly because of a “evangelical” strain of atheism that will tolerate no disagreement and certainly no traditional Christianity. Typical that they won’t go after Islam. Islam will strike back violently and rule by fear.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 1:14:08 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: wastedyears
"Prohibition as it pertains to religion is at the federal level."

OMG. The only prohibition there was related to religion is that the government is prohibited from screwing around with religion or establishing a State religion. Given that King Barry is dictating morals and ethics for everyone, King Barry has essentially established a State religion by defining what you are no longer allowed to believe.

You can no longer believe that it's immoral and anti-Christ to murder children in the womb and to be an accessory to such murders before, during, or after the fact without running afoul of the State. King Barry has dictated that you're going to pay to support such murder no matter what you believe.

Like all the dictators before him, he's put the entire machinery of the state behind making sure you do not live according to what you believe if he doesn't agree with it and are imprisoned if refuse to put tribute to Caesar above tribute to God.

Most of the people in this country voted their wallet for the past seven decades and now Uncle wants a piece of the butt right along with the wallet on their hip. Pretending that hiding behind States Rights will help is just plain stupid when a county school can't have a Christmas tree in the lobby because it offends an atheist all the way across the country.

26 posted on 07/05/2012 1:17:12 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Jim Robinson

Does anything good/honest/decent EVER come out of DC?

On the other hand, I’m somewhat thankful all the haters
are so comfortable showing their cards.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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The new religion of the anti-god. Those who don’t believe are going to turn the rest of us into clones of themselves.

No thanks. I love God and will believe in him until my death.


28 posted on 07/05/2012 1:21:46 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.

Really? This you find to be a problem?
Our Country is bankrupt both monetarily and morally and you have the time and energy to work against a good law such as this? Guess as they say you are part of the problem!


29 posted on 07/05/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

huh?


30 posted on 07/05/2012 2:09:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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We don’t have a ‘political’ crisis in this nation, we have a moral crisis. How does a society define itself and what rules will be agreed upon?
We are going down the road of moral relativism and anything goes as long as a majority can be convinced of its benefit.


31 posted on 07/05/2012 2:37:15 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The divorce is coming.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

More of Lenin’s useful idiots at work.


33 posted on 07/05/2012 8:35:35 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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