People have been asking me what Secular Humanist Society is about and what we hope to accomplish. Our most important goal is fair treatment and equal rights for all humans. We support the LGBT community. There are over 1000 species world wide that are born homosexual. To think humans can't be is completely irrational and scientifically unfounded. They deserve every right we do as humans, couples, etc. There's a big misconception about us wanting "God out of schools." We simply want fair treatment for everyone. At most assemblies, there is a period of silence, feel free to pray to whatever deity you choose. Your kids can pray over their food if they want. And the kids that choose not to pray at assemblies shouldn't have to hear their principals, teachers, etc. praying over everyone. This is equal treatment for all. Christians pushing God back into schools is giving special rights to a single religion. How would you feel sending your kid to a school where they started praying to Allah? You would hate it and demand action. That's what we're going through but with Christianity. We're not taking prayer out of schools and we're not saying your kids cant pray. It just doesn't have to involve everyone when not everyone is christian and some don't want to hear it. This is just two hot topics to give you an idea where we stand, feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Through Secular Humanist Society we will be doing many charity events, fundraisers, volunteer efforts to better our communities of East Texas and show secularists are normal people just like all of you and want nothing more than to better the world with equal human rights and flourishing humanity through science. For those of you that may agree and want to help, please check out www.shset.org for more info. For those who have yet to "come out," our FB group is closed so no one can see your posts. The link can be found at our website. Again www.shset.org. Thanks!

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Comment by Steph S. on April 14, 2014 at 11:02am

Thanks for the link to the website -nice to have you on the site.

Comment by Richard C Brown on April 14, 2014 at 8:49am

Welcome neighbor I love East Texas.

Comment by Michael Penn on April 13, 2014 at 11:25pm

We may have had a period of silence at our assemblies, but I do not remember prayer in schools. I'm 67 and attended public school. I do recall adults saying things like "those evil atheists are trying to take prayer out of our schools." This led to frantic talk about getting prayer "back in our schools where it belongs." The subject seemed to be fueled a lot by fundy ministers and was often mentioned in sermons, etc.

The whole thing is about as dumb as America being a "christian nation."

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