Gay Without God

There’s a new godless online community and it’s focused on serving the needs of LGBTQ atheists. As Gay Without God founder Blake Gallagher puts it, it’s “a place generally for gay atheists to rally together and bond over a shared vision of the world: namely one comprised of a society that is secular, rational, and rooted in a science-based view of the world.”

The site offers discussion forums as well as blog posts dealing with life issues, science, religion, and politics. Here’s a sampling of recent posts:

Blake adds:

The issue we’re connecting over (and quite frankly enraged by) is the trend you see with religion throughout history and still today as being a roadblock to progress. Over and over it takes so much energy to persuade religion as a whole to challenge its interpretations of ancient text and think rationally about the current reality in the context of modern society. Sure, its interpretations are always changing in the direction of progress, but it’s not because they’re leading the charge. They are always several steps behind, and it’s only because we have to drag them along with us that they ever move forward.

[I]t may be hard to connect to this idea of a bunch of gay atheists grouping together from the comfort of the Pacific Northwest, but in the South, and in other countries around the world, the religious are not at all kind to gays, and in particular gay youth. How many children are kicked out of their homes every day — in this country — because their parents side with God rather than rational thought? This is what we’re here to fight. And we really would love you to join us.”

And we should join them. Check them out on Twitter, Facebook, or on their website.

About Ericka M. Johnson

As a lover of science and reason, Ericka M. Johnson has an affinity for evolutionary biology and is the president of Seattle Atheists. She revels in any opportunity for a thoughtful debate on the meaning of life, the universe, and everything (especially over a pint.) Follow her on twitter @ErickaMJohnson


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