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

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

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

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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Your Power to Sway

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 23, 2012

Our resident policy honcho Michael De Dora was caught on camera by Christopher Brown, host of the Meet The Skeptics podcast, at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (to which several of our outreach do-gooders have decamped), and he gave a quick interview about what the heck CFI's Office of Public Policy is all about.

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Home Town Destroyed

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
April 23, 2012

I'm overdue to write this. On March 2, 2012, occurred the worst thing ever to happen to me: My hometown of West Liberty, in eastern Kentucky's Appalachian foothills, was largely destroyed by a tornado. If I feel so devastated while not even living there, how much worse must it be for those who lost their very homes and livelihood.

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The Morning Heresy 4/23/12: Legion of Doom

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 23, 2012

Your daily digest of relevant news and links from Paul Fidalgo

On Mondays, there's always a lot of material to catch up on from over the weekend here at the Heresy. It becomes hard to organize it all so that it's not too overwhelming, but all the bases get covered. Bear with me, though. One theme that's emerged with a vengeance over the past few weeks is the rise of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as this kind of society of supervillains, like the Legion of Doom or something. Every day I'm posting at least one new link about how they're doing something so jaw-droppingly regressive or inflammatory that it defies basic notions of propriety and, well, modernity itself. So this week I'll see about grouping their stories into one sub-heading to keep it all a little more organized. Onward!

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The Morning Heresy 4/20/12: Lunatic, Heal Thyself

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 20, 2012

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Winning the war of attrition: Not only are one in four millennials "unaffiliated" with any religion, but more than half of those were once affiliated when they were younger

Reuters: Kuwaiti imprisoned for tweeting about Muhammad attacked by fellow inmate 

Romney to deliver the commencement address to Jerry Falwell's Liberty University

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