Bigotry vs. Education

I came across this interesting graph of how various counties in North Carolina voted on the anti-gay bill.

Ignorance is the soul of bigotry.  Nothing makes ignorance durable like faith.  And nothing is so potent an antidote to ignorance as education.

As the demographics get younger, rejection of religion increases dramatically.  Young people are the future, not just because they are the heirs to the planet, but because they are not bound by old ways of thinking.  I freaking love this generation.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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