I just booked two tickets for the Reason Rally bus and tickets were going fast. There were only a few spaces left on the bus. This may be a bigger turnout than I anticipated.
If you are a secular American and you’re tired of our government bowing to the religious who throw bronze age rules and regulations in your face, consider attending. Richard Dawkins is going to speak as well as Adam Savage from Mythbusters, Greta Christina and many others. The purpose of the rally is to demonstrate our numbers and that we can be a formidable voting bloc. This voting bloc wants reason to prevail in the way we run our government, make our laws, educate our children and maintain our privacy. You do not have to be a non-believer to attend this rally. All that is required is a desire to protect the separation of church and state.
The attack on reason is gathering steam. In addition to the new regulations on abortion and contraception sweeping the nation, Tennessee has just passed a Monkey Bill which will mandate that science classrooms teach that evolution and climate change are controversial subjects. While reasonable people can debate the degree to which human activity contributes to global warming, there is nothing “controversial” about the subject of evolution. It happened and continues to happen. I see it in the sequences I download and proteins I study every day. There is no better evidence. The only thing that is controversial about it is scientists’ opinion on why the religious right refuses to believe an incontrovertible truth. Some say it’s stupidity, while people like me say it’s indoctrination. It’s a controversy. Can we discuss that in Tennessee classrooms?
And for those of you who just can’t get enough politics, here is a very informative video of Sean Faircloth, author of Attack of the Theocrats on the strategy for secular success.