Why Humanists Must Care About Civil Rights

After more than a decade serving as the executive director of the American Humanist Association, Roy Speckhardt has witnessed and helped create the demographic shift away from organized religion. He also knows the questions atheists will have to answer moving forward: What now? Sure, we don’t believe in a God, but what do we do with that information? How will it inform our decisions?

He just wrote a book attempting to answer those questions: Creating Change Through Humanism (Humanist Press, 2015):

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Rowan County (NC) Commissioners Appeal Judge’s Decision So They Can Keep Praying to Jesus at Meetings

I posted back in May about the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina and how they used to pray to Jesus at virtually every meeting.

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At Priest’s Suggestion, Nepalese Men Slaughter 10-Year-Old Boy in Human Sacrifice

In a case of superstition turning deadly in Nepal, Kodai Harijan admitted to killing 10-year-old Jivan Kohar because a holy man told him it was the only way to cure his son:

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High School Ten Commandments Monument Will Stay After Judge Says Plaintiffs Didn’t Have Proper Standing

This is the Ten Commandments monument sitting outside Valley High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (not far from Pittsburgh):

It’s been there since 1957, when it was donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. For a long time, no one did anything about it, but a few years ago, several plaintiffs filed a lawsuit to have that display removed. After two of them decided they didn’t want to participate anymore, there were only two plaintiffs left: Marie Schaub and her daughter.

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Bryan Fischer’s Latest Lie: The Lafayette Shooter “Was a Big Time Barack Obama Supporter”

I know Bryan Fischer has no credibility outside his Christian bubble, but he outdid himself with his latest lie. Usually, Fischer and his buddies (like pseudo-historian David Barton) take a shred of truth and wildly distort it to suit their needs. In this case, even that bit of truth was missing.

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