My Thoughts on Obama's "Evolution" Towards Favoring Marriage Equality

So while I was busy ending the semester, Obama gave a tepid, hedged, politically non-committal, mealymouthed endorsement to same-sex marriage. Over time, no doubt, his expressions of support for gay rights will increasingly feature less pauses, hesitations, stammers, ambiguities, and qualifications as the American public increasingly gives him permission (in the form of polls on [Read More...]

I'm So Sick of Whining About Negative Campaign Ads

Journalists should stop categorizing ads by whether they are negative or positive and start categorizing them by whether they are true or false. “Does this ad present accurate, adequately thorough, properly contextualized information?” “Are the inferences this ad draws from the factual information it presents logically valid?” “Is this ad presenting a sound argument that [Read More...]

Mitt Romney, High School Gay Bashing Bully

The Washington Post tells a disturbing tale corroborated by no less than 5 independent witnesses: John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it. [Read More...]

Where Do Women Want Government?

Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage embrace Republican policies on women in an NSFW way. Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Republican to Represent Secularists

The Secular Coalition for America was created to lobby lawmakers on behalf of all Americans who believe in secularism. This week they hired a longtime Republican operative, Edwina Rogers, to be their executive director. In this post, I am going to explore the pros and cons of hiring a Republican in general to run this [Read More...]

Edwina Rogers vs. Michael J. Fox

Most of us at Freethought Blogs are wary that the Secular Coalition for America has hired as their executive director Edwina Rogers, a career long Republican aid, lobbyist, and lawyer. The SCA was formed as the lobby which would specifically focus on advocating for secular lawmaking against the influence of theocratically minded legislators who want [Read More...]

A Republican to Head the Secular Coalition for America?

Edwina Rogers has just been announced as the executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, the national lobby on behalf of secularism in politics. She has a long career of service to the Republican party: [Read more...]

With Santorum Out of the Race

News reports are saying: With Rick Santorum out of the race, RoboRomney’s programmers start reinstalling the “ModerRomney2002″ software and start uninstalling some, but not all, aspects of the “ConservaRomney2012″ software. It should be interesting to see the differences it makes to RoboRomney’s hilarious “trying to sound human like you, people of place x with concerns [Read More...]

Have You Ever Lobbied Your Elected Officials?

The other night I posted video of Sean Faircloth talking about vital lobbying and organizational strategies which secularists need to employ in order to turn the political tide in the U.S. away from its troublingly theocratic current direction. The day before the Reason Rally, the Secular Coalition for America held a “Lobby Day for Reason”. The Secular [Read More...]


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