On Edwina Rogers, the new Republican head of Secular Coalition for America

So you may have heard the Secular Coalition for America’s new executive director Edwina Rogers. I initially wasn’t sure I was going to blog about this, because the interview she gave with Greta Christina (transcript here) was so incoherent that I wasn’t sure what to say about it, except what I said in a tweet [Read More...]

US politics in the next couple decades: the most plausible prediction I’ve seen

A couple days ago, Ed Brayton blogged about about something I’ve been thinking about for awhile, doing a really good job of expressing why American politics is so weird right now. Then one of his readers chimed in with a pretty convincing account of what happens next. First, Ed: [Read more...]

Chris Rodda leaving Freethought Blogs

Okay. Wow. I’m really not sure what to make of Chis Rodda’s announcement that she’s leaving Freethought Blogs. I guess these things can happen very suddenly, but in this case I got no hints at all that this was going to happen. [Read more...]

Justifying secularism

I’m trying to decide how much to agree or disagree with this post by Russell Blackford: [Read more...]

Let’s have another thread on the Catholics

After seeing Monday’s thread on Catholic leaders vs. Obama regarding birth control blow up, I’m figuring what the hell, let’s have another thread on that. (Yes, it mainly blew up because of one very persistent Catholic commenter. Whatever.) So: Dan did a great blog post on this titled “Religious Privilege and Grievance-Based Catholic Identity Politics [Read More...]

Religion deserves no special treatment under US law

So a bunch of Catholic leaders are complaining about how allegedly unjust it is to require insurance plans provided by large employers to include contraception. They think Catholic organizations should get an exemption based on their religious convictions, you see. Dan Fincke currently has parts one and two up of a debate with a friend [Read More...]

Sign petition to get Arizona high school to follow the law

So: some students Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix Arizona want to start a branch of the Secular Student Alliance there. The high school says they have to collect signatures of students saying they’re OK with the club forming. This is entirely illegal. The law says that if a school allows any non-academic clubs, they [Read More...]


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