Leave it to the college students to do the focused research on the presidential candidates.
Derek Miller of the Illini Secular Student Alliance recently gave a talk on the two mainstream presidential candidates and their stances on issues pertinent to Secular Americans.
That’s not to say you should only vote on atheist-y issues — Derek acknowledges that in the video — but this is still a really nice summary of where the candidates stand on issues we tend to talk about in our community.
Just so it’s clear, this is far from a commercial for President Obama. He’s criticized heavily throughout the video for many of his decisions.
In case you need a summary for quick viewing:
(0:00 – 3:55) Why does a candidate’s religion matter?
(3:56 – 16:57 ) Personal religious views of the candidates
(16:58 – 29:15) Candidates’ official positions on secular issues
(29:16 – 32:16) Concluding remarks and final grades
(32:17-35:33) Q&A and gossip about the Church of the Latter Day Saints