Recent Entries by Sarah Kaiser
September 09, 2014
This is a guest post by Amy Frushour Kelly, coordinator of CFI-Long Island.
In his September 2, 2014 blog post, Tom Flynn argues against the use of the singular “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun. He reasons that “[w]hether an individual is cisgender, is transgender, or occupies any intermediate point on that spectrum, the person in question remains an individual -- that is, unitary. Whatever gender identification you, the reader, might embrace, there's only one of you. ... The problem is that adopting a plural pronoun to denote a single individual invites just such misinterpretations.” Tom goes on to explain his point: the nonspecificity of a formerly plural pronoun to denote a singular.
April 02, 2014
A bill currently under consideration in New York State would increase penalties for crimes committed in "a place of religious worship," as incorporated under state law. Criminal penalties would also be increased for cemeteries or other places of burial.
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January 13, 2014
Since we announced in December that CFI is relaunching the Freethought Books Project, the support we've received has been huge! I wanted to take a minute, between reading letters and sending packages, to share some of the work we've done so far.
April 05, 2013
The National Women's Law Center is asking people to join their annual Blog for Equal Pay Day blog carnival. Their prompt (the title of this post) stems from the statistic that on average women make 77 cents for every dollar men make, amounting to just over $11,000 in lost wages each year.
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December 13, 2012
Reading an article put out a few weeks ago by the Center for American Progress, I was surprised to learn statistics showing that Catholic universities have a higher percentage of Muslim students enrolled than does the average four-year institution in the United States.
To secularists, this data should be surprising. Why are religious minority students finding private Catholic institutions more welcoming than public secular ones?
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