"This may sound unrealistic to many, but I have been involved in political campaigns before and I know some things about getting the attention of politicians.
1. Watch the videos by Sean Faircloth. He is a great strategist for atheism.
"OH! sk8eycat ! What an awful thing to do .. to the son, no wonder he was angry, ... and to his wife. I hope she didn't allow that to happen to her more than one. If he would drop her once, he has a capacity to do it again.
"The mean-spirited, corrupt, supremacists of any stripe, self-righteous, opinionated men and women of the world pass on their lethal poison to those around them and to children. They infect everyone they touch. Hate, covering up fear, exists as…"
"How many battered children were "accidental conceptions," ie: unwanted?
I once knew a guy whose mother told him often that he was an "accident" and had ruined her showbiz career. He grew up to be a wife beater. …"
"Years ago I was giving a lecture at the U of WA in Seattle about family violence to the doctoral students. I reported on the situation of emergency room events with small babies having unexplainable broken bones and bruising. The term "battered…"
"She looks so stupid that she would not/could not recognize "gay" if it was in bed with her.
I have used this quote before, but I believe it's true: "Anger/rage is fear in disguise." WHAT did these two dimwits…"
"Jessica Dutro sentenced for the murder of her 4 year old son who she thought acted gay.
dailymail.com although also on lots of sites.
It looks like this young woman is mentally ill or on drugs. She assaulted all 3 of her…"
Claire - I have several projects going, and an area I am pursuing is the LGBT Athiest community. Do you have any books, publications, or research to recommend. Is there a bibliography out there somewhere? I am especially interested in the process of coming out, and how that can be used for all atheists
Could you call your group "GLBTQI atheists and friends" instead of "Gay atheists"? Anyway, T from GLBTQ stands for trangender and it is different than gay (intersexed people don't even have a letter). Plus, I would be in the "friends" category. I don't like to enter in any group which doesn't represent me.
Hi Claire! I'm Kris - I host the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus. I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your members know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.
I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on consolidating the A|N GLBTQ groups. Doesn't seem to be a lot of difference among them, some people are in at least 2 of the groups. Might be easier if we somehow combined them. Most likely that would involve leaving 2 groups in place but notices that all new postings should go to the remaining group. What do you think? Youir group actually has the largest # of members, so maybe they should consolidate with Gay Atheists. What do you think?
Hi. I just recently joined your group and this site, really. There are some great discussions going on which is refreshing living in a traditional, Catholic house. Well just wanted to say hello and HAPPY ASH WEDNESDAY! haha
Good to see that youre the 1st to create Gay atheists group. I am glad I did my group search and am hoping you will let me join the group. I also created a group of my own for people with HIV. I am hoping it will be approved by the A/N creator. And if it does, then I just hope we get members joining in! I would hate to be the only one, I know there are more people like me out there. But perhaps it is a matter of bravery and courage. I look forward to heartfelt feedbacks from A/N members!