"North Carolina became the 31st state and final Southern state to amend its constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Campaigns by religious groups supporting the ban were instrumental in the victory, organizers…"
"Yikes! That's more than disturbing. It's the churches that want to keep us in the middle ages or worse, banning gay marriage, snooping in our bedrooms, keeping women's mouths shut. I think Annie Laurie will have something to say on…"
"Glad to hear from you, Rick! And glad you can come. The FFRF meeting was great. They're not often in the east, so we jumped at the chance. It was an easy 4-hour drive. The most recent podcast has some conference excerpts. I enjoyed the whole…"
"Hi, I'm wondering the same thing, so . . . Having recently returned from the FFRF meeting in Hartford, I'm remotivated to try to connect with some like-minded people in Vermont. I've decided to hold an open house for members of…"
"sk8eycat et al -- Re FFRF conventions: The next is in Portland, but they're looking at L.A. for 2014. 2013 will be in Madison. I just returned from FFRF in Hartford, CT. Attendance was down a bit (around 400). Annie-Laurie said they don't…"
"Are people still hoping to meet? I'm still interested. My husband is, too. We just returned from the Atheist Alliance International meeting in Montreal (Oct 1-3). There were some terrific speakers, most notably, Chris diCarlo, Daniel Dennett,…"
"Stacey, You're right! I wonder if there was a change in the program. But perhaps I've been wrong about it all along. I see that he spoke at the AAI meeting in Copenhagen in June. Maybe that's the source of the confusion. Yes, there…"
"Stacey, Sounds like a good plan. It would be good to have a discussion topic ahead of time. And I'm interested in meeting -- but I have a very busy fall schedule. Will be out of the country for a lot of October. But let's keep in touch.…"
"I know! I'm going to start saving now for next year's TAM. The plane tickets also cost us a lot this year. We (my husband and I) flew to Las Vegas from Vermont. Last year, the tickets were about $330 USD each. This year, $600 each!"
Hi Toni Clark, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking non-theists recognise that religion is largely a huge deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.