Two More Members of Congress Added to Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Lineup

Controversy over Edwina Rogers aside, the Secular Coalition for America’s annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will still take place June 12-14, and they just announced two additional members of Congress joining their roster of speakers: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):



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Why Was Edwina Rogers Fired from the Secular Coalition for America?

After the news broke on Friday that the Secular Coalition for America had fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers (below), we were left with a lot of unanswered questions, including why exactly she was let go. Was it because she was a Republican (which she said was a factor, though the SCA denies it)? Was it because of embezzlement that occurred under her watch (which the SCA also denies)? Was it because of management issues? It wasn’t very clear, and it didn’t help that Rogers was talking but SCA representatives were not.

The crux of the problem, it seemed, was reported in the New York Times by Laurie Goodstein and Mark Oppenheimer:

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Today, Stand Up Against #TwitterTheocracy

Back in May, Abdul Batin of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked Twitter to block specific URLS, individual Twitter users, and entire search threads because they were “Un-ethical” and “Blasphemous.” He specifically went after random people who were drawing images of Muhammad, mocking the prophet, were openly anti-Islamic or atheist. or suggesting that people burn the Koran. Oh, and he wanted to ban porn star Belle Knox. (Just because.)

The scary thing is that Twitter complied with his requests.

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Former British Politician Claims Nazis and Communists Have it Easier Than Christians; Blames “Militant Secularism”

Ann Widdecombe, a former Conservative Party politician in Britain, must be a Tea Party member in waiting given what she said in an interview this week:

Apparently it’s really hard to be a Christian in Britain these days…

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At County Commissioners Meeting, Florida Citizen Speaks Out Against Predominantly Christian Invocations

During an open forum at a meeting of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (in Pensacola, Florida), David Suhor gave a wonderful speech against the use of religious invocations, legal or otherwise:



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