Lori Lipman Brown Appears on Christian Broadcasting Network

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Atheists being given airtime on Christian television. I think Lori comes off well, even though the piece’s author obviously wants to keep references to God in the Presidential Inauguration.

  • Siamang

    “That instead of the government not forcing people to believe certain ways, it would mean that there’s a right for the village atheist to silence everybody from saying anything about God in public.

    What’s up with these people that they cannot make their case without overstating it?

  • garrick

    Anyone have a youtube (or other) link to the video? The player on the cnb site just disappears when I click on it.

  • http://blargen.com/blog/ postsimian

    I read the article. Yet again, we have Christian apologists intentionally misinterpreting the word “public” by taking it out of context:

    “If a judge were to agree with Michael Newdow that he has a right to basically expunge any Christian references from the public scene, it would be a horrendous shift in thinking about the establishment clause,” Lorence predicted. “That instead of the government not forcing people to believe certain ways, it would mean that there’s a right for the village atheist to silence everybody from saying anything about God in public.”

    That’s a blatant lie and he ought to be ashamed for saying it. Newdow is fighting against religion being a part of government or anything that is taxpayer funded. What Lorence is deceitfully trying to claim is that if Newdow wins, Christians won’t be allowed to practice their beliefs, pray or do anything related to their religion except in their own home. This is categorically false, and I think it’s dishonest journalism not to point it out.

  • SASnSA

    Nobody is in any way trying to say that an individual not acting in the role of government official can’t say what they want to about their religion or pray to their god privately or publicly. They’re just saying that a government official, in an official capacity needs to maintain a secular stance so as to avoid the appearance of official endorsement of one religion over all others (or the lack of same).

    It seems these religious nuts want to make it seem to others like we’re taking away their individual rights, so they can feel properly set upon. “Oh no, we’re victims! Those evil atheists won’t let us talk about God”. All the while they’re telling us to keep our atheism to ourselves.

  • http://blargen.com/blog/ postsimian
  • http://blocraison.blogspot.com Paul

    I think she does us proud. Too bad she’s outta here.


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