The Nonreligious are Now the Largest Voting Bloc… Well Not Exactly

Yesterday, the Washington Post and other media outlets reported that the nonreligious are now the nation’s largest voting bloc, citing a recent Pew Research survey. ¬†Indeed, this is reason to be excited about the rise of the “nones” as we sometimes call ourselves, but let’s take a second look at the numbers and see if we’re comparing apples to apples. ¬†Here’s the graphic that the Post shared:

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Ark Encounter Protest Contained the Predictably Unexpected

I’m currently on an airplane flying out of Cincinnati/Kentucky that contains roughly 50 people, one of which is a popular atheist blogger over at Patheos. By my count, that’s one too many atheist bloggers on a flight this small. So a safe landing would prove that God does not exist, since for a brief moment, he had us right where he wanted us. And if the big man does take us down, I would like to go down in history as the person who proved the existence of a deity.

All kidding aside, yesterday’s protest at the Ark Encounter was a smashing success. About 100 demonstrators joined the Tri-State Freethinkers in their effort to raise awareness of the several unethical, if not illegal, practices of Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham, and his irrational display of complete scientific ignorance being sold to adults and children lacking critical thinking skills at 40 bucks a head.

Image credit: FOX19 News, Cincinnati

Image credit: FOX19 News, Cincinnati

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Can’t Make It to the Ark Encounter Protest? Follow SecularVoices LIVE!

Tomorrow I’ll be taking part in the Ark Encounter protest and rally with the Tri-State Freethinkers, as well as Dave Silverman, Dan Barker, Aron Ra, David Smalley, Dan Arel and many others. ¬†If you are in the area, please join us! ¬†The details can be found on the event Facebook pages for the protest and afterparty rally.

CmsXrKiXYAA4v-XBut if you’re not able to attend, I’ll be live tweeting the event on @SecularVoices, as well as posting on our Facebook page (and possibly broadcasting video there). ¬†The event¬†is expected to draw national media and over one hundred demonstrators! ¬†The protest organizers are asking everyone to tweet using #ohnoahhedidnt during the event. ¬†Let’s get it trending and make some noise on the twittersphere.

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Non sequitur much? AFA Rekindles Target Boycott Over Peeping Tom

This week, a man was arrested after getting caught filming girls in the dressing room at a Target in Bedford, New Hampshire.  Shocker.  This has happened at virtually every store chain since the invention of trying on clothes before you buy them.

AFA President Tim Wildmon

AFA President Tim Wildmon

But since¬†this happened¬†at Target, the American Family Association has decided to get involved, since no one has been¬†paying attention to them lately. ¬†AFA President Tim Wildmon has called once again for a boycott of the retail chain over concerns for safety in its dressing rooms and restrooms. ¬†Translation: by “safety concerns” we mean anyone not cisgender is icky and we don’t want them anywhere near us, so if you stick up for them, we’re not shopping at your store.

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More Names Added to Ark Encounter Protest and Rally

On July 7th, the opening day of Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter theme park, the Tri-State Freethinkers are holding a protest during the day and a rally & after-party in the evening. ¬†At the protest, they’re expecting national media in attendance, since the practices of Ken Ham and his ark park have raised quite¬†a bit of controversy over the past months and years. From religiously-based hiring practices, to securing millions in tax incentives for a religiously motivated project, to forcing employees to sign chastity¬†pledges, to being just plain anti-science but marketing to impressionable children, this¬†young earth creationism-focused “Genocide and Incest Park” (as TSF calls it) has been the focus of countless news and blog articles recently.

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