We talk to the interim executive director of the American Humanist Association, Nicole Carr, about her journey to Humanism, why social justice is important (it’s about church and state), and what goes into awarding the Humanist of the Year honor.
Tag: religious freedom
Our guest is Rachel Laser, President & CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Does the Government Test Your Faith?
We learn about the recent Ohio law that forces colleges and universities to do what many already do – make accommodations for religious believers. We also talk about safe affordable housing and foodstamps
Critical Thinking Can Save The World
In this episode we look at critical thinking. What does it include and how do we not misuse it. Then we take a look at another church and state issue at a local school during election day. Was it on purpose?
Fake School Assemblies and Banning Guns
Religious conservatives are performing school assemblies and funneling kids to church all at taxpayer expense and earlier this month the SHoWLE Board voted to ban weapons at meetings. Doug explains why.
Get Younger or Die
Organized groups are having trouble with declining numbers because younger people don’t think the groups address their concerns like social justice. Secular groups should address those issues because they have long roots in the conflict between church and state.
Our guest is Marcee Lichtenwald, who is a volunteer patient escort with the Toledo Abortion Center We talk about the post Roe landscape for reproductive rights, her time as a patient escort, and what we can do to support abortion rights.
In this episode, we look at the just concluded US Supreme Court term and how it shakes out for religious freedom. It isn’t good.
We talk to Hemant Mehta, also known as the Friendly Atheist about his move to OnlySky.media, how he came to atheism, his thoughts on banning books and other Christian Nationalist activities, and his mantra that if you don’t like something get active.
We look at the use of Release Time Religious Instruction in some Northwest Ohio public schools and why the mixing of religion and the schools might be legal but it is at best unethical. We also share an update about the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie and this podcast.