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A Humanist Response to the Murder of George Floyd

In this episode, Douglas tries to fill time without interviewing someone. We get some news from our group the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie, give a humanist response to the murder of George Floyd, celebrate an unlikely court victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and dust off an old blog post about the words “Under God” in the pledge.

In this episode, Douglas tries to fill time without interviewing someone. We get some news from our group the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie, give a humanist response to the murder of George Floyd, celebrate an unlikely court victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and dust off an old blog post about the words “Under God” in the pledge.

00:48 SHoWLE News
05:28 A Humanist Response to the Murder of George Floyd
13:25 LGBTQ+ Court Victory
17:28 “McCarthyism” gave us “Under God” in the Pledge

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Episode Transcript

Extras:

Closing SHoWLE’s Meetup Group

SHoWLE Statement on Police Brutality

Humanists Call for Action against Systemic Racism

Living Humanist Values: The Ten Commitments

U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ workers from discrimination will affect 500,000 Ohioans: Equality Ohio

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

“McCarthyism” gave us “Under God” in the Pledge

“Karl Marx’s Analysis of Religion”

Host Notes:

The murder of George Floyd hurts. It didn’t have to happen and I get angry because we seem to be replaying this tragedy over and over. The least that should happen is police stop acting like assholes with guns and start trying to contribute to the community. In the show I talk about responsibility and empathy – those two traits need to be the focus of police reforms so we stop adding to the list of victims.

The US Supreme court ruling this week was totally unexpected. It was thought all the conservative members would support the employers. I wouldn’t say the court was showing its independence but the victory for the LGBTQ+ community brightened my day. — Douglas

Credits:

Written, produced, and edited by Douglas Berger and he is entirely responsible for the content.

The GCH theme is “Your Call” by Kevin MacLeod from filmmusic.io and licensed under creative comments using attribution 4.0 international

This episode by Glass City Humanist is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

By Douglas

Host of the Glass City Humanist