• Great story!

    “we can become an extremely powerful voting bloc, one that will help protect the First Amendment freedoms of every single American.”

    Bingo. He treats his religion for what it is, a personal idea in his head and nothing more. Good for him.

    That is all I care about with respect to religion:
    1) Keep religion out of my laws.
    2) Deny politicians any ability to insert religion into public policy.
    3) Keep religion out of our Public Schools.

    Even if a Religious Fundamentalist could agree with me
    on those three points, I’d trust them to run any secular organization – I’d even vote for them for President!

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  • Brendan O’Casey

    It is odd that the founders of the Secular Coalition never supported the Americans for Religious Liberty organization founded in 1982 by Humanist leaders Sherwin Wine and Edward Ericson and headed by a columnist in The Humanist.

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  • Ron Keener

    No he’s not. He’s an atheist who doesn’t have the courage to admit it or else someone generally spiritual. To call him a Christian isn’t accurate. He’s essentially a secularist (understanding that many secularists are nonetheless “spiritual” people even though their spiritually doesn’t really do them any good). Religion News Service should know better than this. They should write with more theological clarity.

  • Re: ” He’s an atheist who doesn’t have the courage to admit it or else someone generally spiritual.”

    Ah. So he’s not “a ‘Real’ Christian,” eh? Ever heard of the “no true Scotsman” fallacy? Oh wait, you must have … because you used it! Time to educate yourself: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/No_True_Scotsman