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Tag Archive: secularism

Mar 19 2014

I’ll be at Women in Secularism 3. Will you?

Women in Secularism 3 is coming up fast, running from May 16-18 in Alexandria, VA. Among the speakers are Ophelia Benson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Melody Hensley, Susan Jacoby, and many other spectacular secularists you won’t want to miss. Also, I’ll be appearing on the following panels on Friday, May 16: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Online …

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Mar 17 2014

A Secular Argument for Transphobia

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Guest post by Trinity Pixie Trigger warnings: Abuse, isolation, transphobia, homophobia, racism. My previous post, Green, which I presented without comment, was actually a piece of creative nonfiction. It was about my family’s response to my transition: taking advantage of my disability to isolate me. I lived in a place somewhere between rural and suburban. …

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Mar 12 2014

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

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American Atheists president David Silverman recently attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the intention of reaching out to non-religious conservatives. CPAC, if you aren’t familiar with it, has featured such illustrious moments as: Michael Medved’s claim that “there’s never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage, that’s …

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Dec 31 2012

2012: end-of-year review

2012 has been a pretty amazing year. Every year is interesting and full of stuff that happened, but this one was special in a lot of ways. Barack Obama was elected for the second time, we actually won in popular votes on marriage equality for the first time ever, and a bunch of people were …

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Dec 22 2012

Come see us tonight

FTB’s own ZOMGitsCriss is hosting a fundraiser marathon for American Atheists on BlogTV today, and Heather and I will be on at 7 PM Eastern time. Please stop by and say hello!

Nov 05 2012

On giving my first speech

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We just got back from the Florida Secular Rally in Tallahassee, and there’s only one way I can describe it: Awesome. This was actually my first time attending any atheist event, and in was fantastic in so many ways. While there wasn’t a massive turnout – Aron noted a distinct lack of P.Z. – this …

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Nov 04 2012

My speech at the Florida Secular Rally: “The Dogma of Gender”

Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you very much for having me. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Zinnia Jones. I’ve been a voice of atheism for the past four years, on YouTube and on Freethought Blogs. I was invited here to talk about transgender issues and …

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Oct 26 2012

Speech! Speech! Speech!

I’ll be giving a speech on trans issues and the atheist movement at the Florida Secular Rally in Tallahassee next Saturday around 4:00 PM. Rebecca Watson, Jessica Ahlquist, AronRa, Dave Silverman, Teresa MacBain and others will also be speaking throughout the day. Admission is free, so if you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Sep 23 2012

Why “religious freedom” arguments about gay marriage fail

This November, Minnesota will vote on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Reverend Mark Kuether of the Congregational United Church of Christ recently wrote an opinion piece for the Detroit Lakes Tribune, arguing that religious freedom requires legal recognition of gay marriage. Kuether says: This amendment would tell clergy who they …

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Feb 09 2012

FACT: Catholics do NOT oppose birth control!

Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services ruled that health insurance plans would be required to provide preventive care services for women, including contraception, at no extra cost and with no co-pays or deductibles. This January, they announced that certain religiously affiliated organizations would have an additional year to comply with this rule, …

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