It's easy to be apathetic about religion and secularism. Most of us secularists and agnostics have pretty good lives. Religion can be annoying but it rarely causes us real harm. So why worry? Why be activists?
Because it matters. Sean gave an electrifying talk about some of the awful things that are being done in the name of religion.
- A number of children have been killed by incompetent day-care workers because church-run day-care centers are exempt from state inspections and regulations.
- Numerous children have died horrible, agonizing deaths from simple, curable diseases, because of their parents' religious beliefs.
- Our soldiers face terrible discrimination and hostility from fellow soldiers if they happen to be atheist, agnostic, Jewish or Islamic
- Science in our schools is being gutted and diluted with creationism which, if allowed to continue, will turn America into a technological backwater in the next twenty years.
The Secular Coalition of America is out there fighting for us. And not just for secularists, but for the religious freedom of all Americans.
But they need your vote. As Sean put it, when a lobbyist comes into a congressman's office, the congressman looks for two things: A bag of money on one shoulder, and a bag of votes on the other shoulder. If you're inclined to donate money, great! But if nothing else, add your vote to that "bag of votes" on the shoulders of the Secular Coalition of America by joining their mailing list today. Here's how: