• Bricks in the wall of separation

    Last weekend, my local chapter of Americans United reinforced the wall of separation as best we could with gallons of coffee, dozens of bagels, and a handful of speeches. There is no audio of the event, because the State Senate soundboard is a relic (the likes of which I haven’t seen since I was a college DJ) but there are plenty of photos available on Facebook. An embarrassment of riches, really.

    State Senator Pittman (left) and Ten Commandments plaintiff Aimee Breeze opened up the event

    The full list of bills we will be tracking is up on the AU Oklahoma blog. I’ve previously mentioned the three regressively heterosexist proposals from Representative Kern, and the Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act, which comes back at us every year with minor variations. Brenda Weber of Secular Okie has written about HB1125 from Todd Russ, a bill designed to privilege religious marriage at the expense of civil marriage. The NCSE has covered SB665, a subtle wedge against teaching unpopular scientific ideas in public school science classrooms.

    If you know of any legislation that needs to be added to the list, please do let us know. We will do whatever we can to lobby those responsible for sheparding these pernicious proposals through the legislative process.


    Category: ActivismConferencesOklahomaPoliticsSecularismTheocracy

    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

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