I posted recently about Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers. He served for 38 years starting in 1970, making him the longest-serving senator in the state’s history, until he was term-limited out in 2008. When he was eligible to run again last november, he ran and won handily.
Chambers is one of the few non-theistic, high-ranking politicians in the country. He’s also African-American and a powerhouse legislator.
Recently, the legislature held hearings on three bills that would affect LGBT residents: LB380, LB485, and LB385, which deal with things like prohibiting discrimination and allowing unmarried couples (including gay ones) to adopt children.
As you might imagine, Christian groups want to be able to discriminate against gays and lesbians and they certainly don’t want them to be able to adopt children.
Chambers was a voice of reason (and hilarity) no matters who delivered testimony against the bills… [Read more…]
A couple of nights ago, I appeared on HuffPost Live with my friends Jason Torpy and John Figdor to talk about the role of atheist chaplains at schools and in the military. The segment starts about a minute in:
Conclusion: Humanist Chaplains are awesome, even if you’re not a fan of the “C” word. [Read more…]