Ring Around the Reasoning

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Non-theistic Nebraska State Senator Questions Orientation of ‘Ex-Gay’ Man

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

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...]

The Role of Humanist Chaplains

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...]

What Has Religion Done for Us This Month?

Daniel is back with another montage of some of the awful things done in the name of God over the past month:

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Bride in Front-Page Gay Wedding Story Dies of Brain Cancer

A couple of weeks ago, the Laurel Leader-Call in Mississippi ran a front page story celebrating the first-ever gay wedding ceremony in the area (even if the marriage was not legally recognized):

There’s some sad news to report: The couple in the picture were Jessica Powell and Crystal Craven and, on Monday, Craven died from a brain tumor. She was only 34… [Read more...]


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