Last week the Unitarian Universalist Association – the national organization which represents all Unitarian Universalist churches in the USA, some of which are Humanist congregations, and many of which include significant numbers of Humanists – renewed ties with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), praising the recent changes they have made to policies regarding gay boy scouts [Read More…]
I was a Boy Scout for about two seconds. I liked the toggle and felt there was something swishy about the pseudo-military uniforms, which oscillate wildly between butch and high camp depending on the wearer and the situation. I also liked our school Scout Leader, who was a charming man who always dressed impeccably and [Read More…]
“Gelatogate” is a genuine and troubling instance of discrimination against the nonreligious, and as such should be deplored. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for compassion and forgiveness – values central to the Humanist outlook. [Read more…]
If I were a Jewish person graduating from a public high school, I would not want a spot of Hindu worship to anoint my day of triumph. If I were a Christian, I would not want a muezzin to call the graduating class to assembly, before reading from the Koran. And, if I were an atheist, I would protest the sanctification of my graduation with a Christian prayer.
Damon Fowler has taken a stand for minority rights. We should all support him. [Read more…]