The Morning Heresy 5/4/12: Woonsocket in My Pocket

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 04, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

The Secular Coalition for America's announcement of Republican activist Edwina Rogers as their new executive director garners a plethora of reactions and coverage.

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“Bully” (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 03, 2012

At school-bus stops, in busses carrying students to and from schools, and in schoolyards and schools themselves, as well as online, bullying takes place at an alarming rate—an estimated over 13 million American kids suffering this "most common form of violence young people in this country experience" (online at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt168218/plotsummary).

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CFI, 22 Other Groups Urge Obama to Ban Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 03, 2012

The Center for Inquiry today joined 22 faith and humanist groups in urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees of federal contractors.

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The Morning Heresy 5/3/12: Secular Coalition of Dubstep

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 03, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

Happy National Day of Reason! In celebration, I will do some algebra problems. Kidding! I kid! 

Herb Silverman in WaPo on the big day:

Here’s one final difference between the National Day of Prayer and a National Day of Reason. Many secular groups plan to observe the National Day of Reason by advocating and performing community service projects or other good works.  

Oh, and there's something going on with Herb's organization, but I can't remember what it is.

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Sam Harris’s New Plan for the War on Islam

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
May 02, 2012

Sam Harris wants to screen everyone who looks Muslim. The Center for Inquiry and many other secular and civil rights organizations disagree.

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The Morning Heresy 5/2/12: Void on its Face

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 02, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

The Romney campaign, pilloried by the religious right and its veto power over the GOP, is forced to let go of its openly-gay foreign policy spokesman who resigned yesterday 

Sarah Posner says the move is less about the advisor's orientation on its own, and more about the right's mistrust of Romney's anti-gay bona fides 

Ed Brayton on CFI's suit against the atheist-unfriendly Michigan country club that broke its contract with CFI-Michigan:

The fact is that if this was a Christian group that had this happen, no one would doubt that it was illegal. It is no less so here.

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My speech at the Unite Women rally

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 01, 2012

I spoke this past weekend at the Unite Women rally in New York City, part of a nationwide effort to band together people against the recent attacks on women’s rights. Here is the text of my address.

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The Morning Heresy 5/1/12: Too Long, Didn’t Read

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 01, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

Oakland Press reports on CFI suit against Wyndgate for religious discrimination breach of contract, includes sentiment from CFI's Jeff Seaver and Steven Fox 

Kylie says the latest Point of Inquiry with M.G. Lord is even worth almost getting into a car accident to listen to (Note: please don't get into a car accident) 

Full video of Jacoby vs. D'Souza from CFI-Michigan  

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People Don’t Read, and Why It Matters to Skepticism

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
April 30, 2012

A lot of the time people simply don’t read--and this hold implications for both skepticism and public discourse. 

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The Morning Heresy 4/30/12: God Sounds Like Spock

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 30, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

I'm a little late getting the Heresy out today, making the "Morning" part of it suspect, but that's because we have a lot going on this morning. Specifically...

CFI is suing the Wyndgate Country Club in Michigan for breach of contract and religious discrimination in the cancellation of a Richard Dawkins event for CFI-Michigan.

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