Posts tagged discrimination
Posts tagged discrimination
A chaplain under Col. Brian Duffy’s command posted an essay entitled “‘No Atheists in foxholes’: Chaplains gave all in World War II” on the base website (implying it represented government policy) which derided the service of atheists in the military in Christian Supremacist terms.
After taking prompt & courageous action in defense of his troops’ 1st Amendment rights, Col. Duffy is now under attack by the extremists of American Family Assn. Christian supremacists.
Signing this petition will express your support for his actions and counter one asking him to reverse his stance.
Please support Col. Brian Duffy by signing this petition.
Republican lawmakers and conservative activistsÃÂ concerned that religious expression in the military is âunder attackâ are rallying behind a measure to provide greater protection for religious âactions and speechâ in the armed forces.
Conservatives are seeking to extend the protection of military members’ religious “beliefs” to include religious “action and speech.” How do you think this could impact non-theists and other groups in the military?
Considering those who are pushing for this legislation, The Family Research Council (a known hate group) and retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, it’s safe to say that what they mean by ‘religious freedom’ in the military is the right to push their Christian Dominionism views throughout the Armed Forces of the United States and the right do discriminate against and disparage homosexuals as well as the rights of believers of other religions and non-believers (atheists, agnostics, humanists, etc.).
Margaret Doughty, an atheist and permanent U.S. resident for more than 30 years, was told by immigration authorities this month that she has until Friday to officially join a church that forbids violence or her application for naturalized citizenship will be rejected.
Doughty received the ultimatum after stating on her application that she objected to the pledge to bear arms in defense of the nation due to her moral opposition to war. According to a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by the American Humanist Association on Doughty’s behalf, officials responded by telling her that she needed to prove that her status as a conscientious objector was due to religious beliefs. They reportedly told her she’d need to document that she was “a member in good standing” of a nonviolent religious organization or be denied citizenship at her June 21 hearing. A note “on official church stationary [sic]” would suffice, they said.
Hopefully the Freedom From Religion Foundation, American Humanist Association and the ACLU will join forces to take the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to court and overturn this illegal, unconstitutional and discriminatory requirement.
Sign the petition demanding Homeland Security Stop denying U.S. citizenship to people based on their lack of religious affiliation at: http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=442
Let’s make this viral.
This is not a debate, stop the hate.
"You don’t have to be gay to support LGBT rights. Just like you don’t have to be black to think slavery was wrong, and you don’t have to be Jewish to think the Holocaust was messed up. Some people simply have the ability to see all humans as equals and think they should be treated as such."
— Bradley Walker
The so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is heading for the Supreme Court after several federal judges have — correctly — found the discriminatory law unconstitutional.
There’s no reason we should need the Supreme Court to undo a terrible law that Congress can itself undo right now.
If you agree, take action and tell the President and Congress to dump DOMA now.
"In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing… anti humanism."
— Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm
With all the covered up pedophilia in the organization the only way I could consider allowing my son—if I had one—to participate in the Boy Scouts would be if I was one of his scout leaders. That being said, I wouldn’t want him to be denied the opportunity based on his lack of religion, especially considering the fact that they receive Congressional Charters which constitute official government sponsorship.
No Blacks Allowed (Until 1978)
No Gays Allowed (Current)
Shame On Mormonism.
American Atheists Demand Answers on Romney’s Religious Loyalty
Some atheists see this campaign as a “stupid…attack on religion—as opposed to an attack on the existence of god(s)" while others see it as a legitimate attack on faith aimed at educating “the public about two of the lesser-known aspects of the Mormon faith: First, that black people were forbidden from entering the priesthood until 1978; second, that sexually-active gay people are still banned from the church altogether.”
I share the latter view.