Re: [humanism-174] Religious Right reaching for Rolaids?

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:37 PM
Yes, that's who we need on a public school board, a loon who has never attended a public school!
Tim
 
In a message dated 11/8/2012 4:04:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
It wasn't all great news on Tuesday. Sarah Fowler, the
home-schooled creationist got herself elected to the Ohio
State Board of Education. She beat a lawyer and a former
NASA scientist, badly. 100k votes to 25k or 46k for the
other two.

I'm stunned, especially at the wide margin.

-Greg

On Thu, 8 Nov[masked]:41:08 -0500
  Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> Very interesting comment there- it seems like the
>secular "movement", or
> whatever it is, is leaving its mark.
>
> Yeah, it's hard to say... the beginnings of a
>progressive shift, or just a
> blip?
> On Nov 8,[masked]:00 PM, "Greg Priddy"
><[address removed]> wrote:
>
>> I'm happy about this news, but not overly optimistic.
>>Have we reached a
>> tipping point? I don't know. The electorate tends to be
>>very fickle, and
>> swings back and forth.
>>
>> In 2008 things also looked pretty good right after the
>>election, and then
>> the Tea Party came roaring in for the 2010 mid terms.
>>The R's will
>> certainly be well prepared in 2014, but I hope they'll
>>need to be selling
>> something better than they were in 2012.
>>
>> From the comments on the Religion Dispatches article:
>>
>> "I do think religion is going to have to submit to more
>>rigorous,
>> evidentiary demands of public discourse, even though I
>>don't trust science
>> to provide a reliable road map to social good.
>>
>> Part of we religious peoples' angst is that many of the
>>things about the
>> world we've gotten away with simply asserting for
>>generations are being
>> called into question and put to tests we're not ready or
>>willing - frankly
>> - to pass."
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 8 Nov[masked]:19:47 -0500
>>  Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>>> Wow- it's becoming clear that this was a great election
>>>for social
>>> progressives. Amendments in favor of equality for gay
>>>Americans pass in 3
>>> states (first time by popular vote), and amendments to
>>>ban fail in at
>>> least
>>> one state (Minnesota). Measures to repeal "Obamacare"
>>>and another to grant
>>> special privileges to religious groups fail in
>>>Florida...
>>>
>>> Two states vote to legalize pot for recreational use.
>>>Wisconsin voters
>>> have
>>> elected the nation's first openly gay U.S. Senator,
>>>Tammy Baldwin.
>>>
>>> http://m.jsonline.com/news/**statepolitics/elections-show-**
>>> progress-for-gay-politicians-**and-issues-9m7i4vu-177746301.**html<http://m.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/elections-show-progress-for-gay-politicians-and-issues-9m7i4vu-177746301.html>
>>>
>>> ...Who also professes no religion :) Meanwhile, nut
>>>Michelle Bachmann
>>> narrowly kept her seat, but a good handful of the worst
>>> conservative/religious nuts went down in flames-
>>>including the "legitimate
>>> rape/god's gift" twins, Akin and Mourdock, and the
>>>ridiculous Rep. Allen
>>> West of Florida.
>>>
>>> And all the goofy God talk & posturing didn't seem to
>>>have much effect...
>>> Anthea Butler of Religion Dispatches writes that "fake
>>>God talk doesn't
>>> cut
>>> it with Americans", but I think maybe it goes beyond. Is
>>>the Religious
>>> Right truly losing its influence over the American
>>>populace in general?
>>>
>>> http://www.religiondispatches.**org/dispatches/antheabutler/**
>>> 6597/election_takeaway%3A_**fake_god_talk_doesn%E2%80%99t_**
>>> cut_it_with_americans/<http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/antheabutler/6597/election_takeaway%3A_fake_god_talk_doesn%E2%80%99t_cut_it_with_americans/>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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