December 9, 2022

Month: May 2016

Education, TEXAS

Victory in Texas! Mary Lee Bruner Defeated in State Board Run Off

You may already know Mary Lou Bruner, who is notorious for making false statements like President Barack Obama was formerly a gay prostitute? She lost her bid to represent Republicans in the November election for East Texas in District 9. Kathy Miller Texas Freedom Network, a Church/State separation watchdog group, had this to say: “Texas escaped an education […]

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Atheism, Community, Diversity, Feminism, Humanism, Morality, Politics, Rally, Secular, Social justice

If you needed another reason to go to Reason Rally…

More than a few atheists (unfortunately), who are angry at Reason Rally for standing up for Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ equality, are refusing to go.   I can’t say I will miss the unwarranted hostility because there will be plenty from creationists like Ray Comfort. Aron posted a video commenting on the diversity of viewpoints despite what anti-feminists […]

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My schedule for this year so far

For the last few years, I’ve been speaking at a different conference, convention or rally almost every month all over the country, sometimes twice a month. This year was a bit different. I gave a Darwin Day lecture at Lawrence University. Otherwise I’m only scheduled for one American convention this whole year, in October.  But […]

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Atheism, Community, Secular

Professor of Atheism?

So I just read in the New York Times that a wealthy atheist has donated a couple million dollars to the University of Miami -with the purpose of endowing the nation’s first academic chair for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics. Now, as an atheist activist as well as an advocate of reason […]

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Education, Politics, Social justice, TEXAS

Texas Governor and Supreme Court Prioritize Bathrooms over Classrooms

Sorry Texans! The priority in education for Texas government is to stop transgender students from using the appropriate bathroom. Our Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, called this week for the resignation of Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner allowing the district’s transgender students to choose their own bathroom. “Without any discussion with parents, board members, principals, and […]

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