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

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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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The Morning Heresy 4/27/12: Never Mention Rubber

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 27, 2012

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Must-Listen: NPR Intern blog interviews atheist Rep. Pete Stark, Dave Silverman and Herb Silverman -- some cool takeaways:

  • Herb reminds us that at least 27 other US Members of Congress are secretly atheist
  • Herb: "We promised we would not out them. My goal is for people to out themselves." 
  • Stark: "Reason is the antithesis of religion." 

Chris Mooney responds at length to Ron Lindsay's critiques of The Republican Brain 

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The Morning Heresy 4/26/12: Wake Me Up in 2038

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 26, 2012

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Council chief Tom Flynn reacts to the Mojave cross decision:

In case you were wondering, nonreligious Americans are still second class citizens. It's time to put aside that Reason Rally euphoria and face the harsh, sad truth: men and women who live without religion are still systematically discriminated against at the highest level.  

Michael De Dora breaks down exactly what we mean when we talk about a "war on women" as he prepares to address a Unite Women rally in New York on April 28

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The war on women

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
April 25, 2012

There has been a wide range of legislative actions against women's rights, much of it from religious lawmakers, and it's about time we all worked together to fight back. The upcoming April 28 marches and rallies organized by Unite Women provide a good chance to do so -- but we can't stop there. 

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Mojave Cross Case Shows Nonbelievers Are Still Second Class Citizens

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
April 25, 2012

The Mojave cross case has ended, and it's official: nonreligious Americans are still second class citizens!

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The Morning Heresy 4/25/12: We’ve Got Bjork and Zuck!

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 25, 2012

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CFI needs you to help us advocate for jailed atheist Alexander Aan 

The Secular Alliance at Indiana University, a CFI on Campus affiliate, is holding a Pastafarian feast to benefit Doctors without Borders 

Greta Christina wants students to take advantage of the Women in Secularism conference's $25 student rate (going fast!) 

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The Morning Heresy 4/24/12: The Fruity Pair

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 24, 2012

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Oh no. Mr. Texas Creationism Textbooks himself, Don McLeroy, was on Colbert. It's kind of sublime how Colbert deals with McLeroy as a compatriot, totally straight-faced. I almost wonder if it was the one thing that might have made McLeroy think, "Wow. What I'm saying really is kind of nutty."

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