From The Richard Dawkins Foundation

Got this in my e-mail today:

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Hi ,

The beginning of a year is a good time to look at the challenges ahead. And there will be plenty in 2015. This week we have three reports examining different lines of attack by the Religious Right in the United States and globally.

We offer a chilling examination of how the new GOP majority in Congress may try to punch holes in the wall between church and state. Also, read a short but thoughtful legal analysis of how last year’s disastrous Hobby Lobby decision may be followed by other efforts to expand religious exemptions in law, such as public officials trying to opt out of conducting gay marriages.

Internationally, conservative and religious groups are building cross-border alliances to counter gains made by the gay community. Just one chilling example: Russia’s Putin and the Orthodox church are funnelling money to sympathetic right-wing groups in Europe.

It is becoming more commonplace for non-believers to open meetings of city councils and other local government meetings with a nonreligious invocations. That doesn’t mean they are welcomed. Don’t miss the video of what happened in Lake Worth, Fla.

In news, the head of a public university in Alabama managed to turn a routine New Year’s video greeting to students into an insulting slam against atheists for somehow eroding democracy.

In science, we’ve marveled at the remarkable journey of the monarch butterflies during their annual migration. But if you’ve seen fewer of them in recent years, there’s a reason. The government may list them as officially endangered.

Robyn Blumner
Executive Director
Richard Dawkins Foundation

Support the fight of reason and rationality against ignorance, bigotry and stupidity.

 

My New Fake Blog

I just set up ogndy.wordpress.com as a feder blog for OGNDY.com. I thought my introductory post was funny, so I’m re-posting it here.

I wish I were posting on my REAL blog!

15 Dec

This is just an introductory post to let everyone know about my REAL blog, OGNDY.com – The Truth About Everything. I’ll be posting the occasional teaser post here on my WordPress blog, but the sole reason for ogndy.wordpress.com is to be a feeder for the REAL thing. So go ahead and bookmark OGNDY.com right away; you know you will sooner or later.

The following is just some random text to get the spiders started. My apologies if you feel you were lured here by false pretense. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,
Lars

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