Weekly Secular News

From: Jason F.
Sent on: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:01 PM
Hey guys

Quick update:

Saturday Freethinker's Forum at T-Deli (1469 University) at 6pm
*For this week, we will be focussing on Marriage Equality and the necessity of "meaning" in life. 

other upcoming events:

Tuesday Albert Einstein: Essays in Humanism (t-Deli @7)
Thursday: 10 Commitments "Critical Thinking" (Joyce Beers at 7)

So here is your weekly Secular News and see you Saturday evening:

TOP

How not to kill a snake

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/woman-burns-down-home-set_n_2933888.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

The American Religious Landscape (Opinion)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-a-country-increasingly-polarized-by-religion/2013/03/28/297c6586-970c-11e2-814b-063623d80a60_story.html

http://www.barna.org/culture-articles/609-what-do-americans-really-think-about-the-bible

Irish Town to permit drinking and driving

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird/NATL-Irish-Town-Legalizes-Drinking-and-Driving-199867031.html

Five Facts Against the Paranormal

http://www.paranormalhaze.com/5-pieces-of-evidence-against-the-paranormal/?utm_source=viralbuzzer.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=viralbuzzer


SEPARATION of CHURCH & STATE

AL 10 Commandments Proposal

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/21/alabama-ten-commandments-display/2005253/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Creationist Offers $10k

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/creationist-offers-10-000-anyone-willing-challenge-literal-164018499.html

Lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing station

http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130325/NEWS02/303250057/TN-lawmakers-confuse-mop-sink-Muslim-foot-washing-sink

Anti-Witchcraft Fraud Law

http://now.msn.com/anti-witchcraft-fraud-bill-could-harm-legitimate-witches-says-indonesian-politician

Obama still funding Faith Based programs

http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/3/29/-obama-still-funding-failed-faith-based-programmes

PERNICIOUS PIETY

Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/22/us-egypt-protests-idUSBRE92L0Q220130322

http://freebeacon.com/hostile-takeover/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/26/egyptian-mosque-turned-into-house-torture-for-christians-after-muslim/

Pat Robertson

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/21/pat-robertson-warns-of-scamsters-in-religious-garb-quoting-the-bible/

Easter

http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-easter-egg-roll-party-to-include-a-yoga-garden/article/2525784


POLITICS

Conflict

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/22/us-arms-treaty-un-idUSBRE92L16I20130322

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4858758/north-korea-releases-us-invasion-youtube-propaganda-movie.html

Firearms

http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/03/25/17458942-jim-carrey-mocks-gun-enthusiasts-in-funny-or-die-hee-haw-spoof?lite


HUMAN RIGHTS

Women & Reproductive

http://betabeat.com/2013/03/bill-gates-will-grant-you-100000-to-invent-a-next-gen-condom/

http://www.americanhumanist.org/news/details/2013-03-fact-sheet-us-should-provide-1-billion-to-internatio

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/28/company-releases-new-bacon-flavored-condoms/#ixzz2OriHQTSs

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/29/condoms-on-campus-no-thanks-were-catholic-college-says/

http://www.apnews.com/ap/pm_5027/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=TxGMOO3I

http://www.businessinsider.com/scalia-gay-marriage-prop-8-case-supreme-court-2013-3#ixzz2OgFvi39q

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/26/north-dakota-abortion-ban/2021215/

Social Responsibility & Support Programs

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wsj-food-stamps-swell-economy-improves_712078.html

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_FRANCE_TAXING_THE_RICH?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-28-16-14-08

http://www.france24.com/en/20130329-putin-restores-soviet-hero-labour-title

http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

Immigration

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rep-don-young-r-ak-reminisces-about-hiring?ref=fpa

LGBT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/starbucks-gay-marriage-howard-schultz_n_2931734.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-usa-gaymarriage-idUSBRE92O05G20130325?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/opinion/frum-real-marriage-issue/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSBRE92P04820130327?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/03/28/goper-writes-such-a-hateful-rant-against-the-gay-community-dozens-of-republicans-call-for-his-resignation/

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/20/1748851/arizona-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-prosecute-transgender-people-who-use-the-wrong-bathroom/

http://www.queerty.com/starbucks-ceo-if-you-dont-like-our-support-for-marriage-equality-buy-shares-in-another-company-20130321/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/12-year-old-with-two-moms-gives-touching-testimony-at-marria

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22841921/colorado-civil-unions-hickenlooper-takes-up-pen-sign

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/03/26/same-sex-marriage-supporters-opponents-gather-outside-supreme-court/

http://www.queerty.com/dan-choi-fined-100-for-dadt-protest-20130329/

http://www.americanhumanist.org/news/details/2013-03-nonbelievers-tell-supreme-court-declare-doma-and-pro

http://www.france24.com/en/20130322-queue-forms-early-us-hearing-same-sex-marriage

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/26/17460260-supreme-court-hints-that-it-wont-issue-sweeping-ruling-on-same-sex-marriage?lite

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/us/supreme-court-defense-of-marriage-act.html?partner=MYWAY&ei=5065&_r=1&

http://washingtonexaminer.com/in-shift-medicare-would-pay-for-sex-change-operations/article/2525782

http://www.advocate.com/society/education/2013/03/28/texas-am-students-dont-want-fees-support-lgbt-center

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/tyler-curry/2013/03/29/op-ed-six-reasons-why-it-sucks-be-gay-man

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/gary-bauer-threatens-gop-bail-out-on-marriage-and-ill-form-third-party/politics/2013/03/26/63436

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/tony-perkins-threatens-gop-support-marriage-equality-and-evangelicals-will-form-third-party/politics/2013/03/26/63452

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/supreme-court-questioning-threatens-650000-same-sex-couples-and-their-250000-children/politics/2013/03/27/63455

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/tennessees-dont-say-gay-bill-dies-from-extreme-homophobia/politics/2013/03/27/63468

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/edie-windsor-and-thea-spyer-a-love-so-strong-it-could-take-down-doma/marriage/2013/03/27/63544

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/bill-oreilly-compelling-argument-is-for-gay-marriage-not-from-those-who-thump-the-bible/politics/2013/03/27/63562

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/doma-initial-reports-say-supreme-court-will-strike-down-anti-gay-marriage-law/politics/2013/03/27/63574

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/north-carolina-senator-kay-hagan-comes-out-for-marriage-equality/polls/2013/03/27/63573

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/watch-thomas-roberts-interviews-nyc-openly-gay-mayoral-candidate-christine-quinn/politics/2013/03/27/63599

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-marriage-is-a-magic-word-edie-windsor-says-after-supreme-court-doma-hearing/politics/2013/03/27/63606

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/doma-listen-to-audio-read-transcript-of-supreme-court-hearing/politics/2013/03/27/63614

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/nyc-politician-son-of-nom-funded-nyc-preacher-and-state-senator-supports-marriage-equality/politics/2013/03/27/63627

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/tony-perkins-warns-same-sex-marriage-will-lead-to-polygamist-immigrants-video/politics/2013/03/27/63622

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/watch-suze-orman-politely-decimates-conservative-in-piers-morgan-gay-marriage-debate/politics/2013/03/27/63631

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/nom-on-anti-gay-march-this-is-what-the-civil-rights-movement-must-have-felt-like/politics/2013/03/27/63641

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/look-salons-unfortunate-gay-marriage-courage-meter/politics/2013/03/28/63658

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/time-magazines-dual-gay-marriage-already-won-covers-awesome-beautiful-but/politics/2013/03/28/63663

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/miss-the-supreme-court-doma-hearing-heres-a-great-way-to-catch-up/politics/2013/03/28/63668

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/noms-bishop-polygamy-will-automatically-sweep-the-land-if-scotus-allows-gay-marriage/politics/2013/03/28/63673

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/congressman-scotus-legalizing-gay-marriage-creates-constitutional-crisis-usurping-democracy/politics/2013/03/28/63697

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/doma-case-analysis-and-arguments-a-lesbian-love-in-small-screen-celluloid-moment/politics/2013/03/28/63662

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-watch-2-top-democratic-senators-who-didnt-used-to-support-marriage-equality-but-do-now/politics/2013/03/28/63739

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/25/who-is-on-gods-side-of-the-marriage-debate/

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/28/rush-limbaugh-concedes-conservatives-lost-marriage-debate/?hpt=hp_t2

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/28/opinion/toobin-doma-supreme-court/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/29/opinion/waldman-gay-marriage/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-usa-gaymarriage-idUSBRE92O05G20130325

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-gay-marriage-cases-could-set-stage-084728709--politics.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-gay-marriage-ruling-20130326,0,1511924.story

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-prop-8-justice-kagan-cuts-to-the-injustice-of-gay-marriage-ban-20130326,0,70940.story

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/27/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSBRE92P04820130327

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/12-144a.pdf

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/12-307_jnt1.pdf

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_audio_detail.aspx?argument=12-144

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_audio_detail.aspx?argument=12-307

http://swampland.time.com/2013/03/21/why-republicans-are-saying-i-do-to-gay-marriage/

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/21/174944430/meet-the-83-year-old-taking-on-the-u-s-over-same-sex-marriage

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/22/1195866/-Family-Research-Council-s-bold-Supreme-Court-plan-pray-that-the-other-lawyers-are-dummies?showAll=yes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/22/lucy-meadows-press-harassment

http://www.queerty.com/sf-archbishop-cordileone-same-sex-marriage-dehumanizes-men-makes-children-suffer-20130322/


SCIENCE & Health

Something Funny in Honey

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/honey-laundering-an-international-scandal

Animal IQ

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323869604578370574285382756.html?google_editors_picks=true

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/26/jane-goodall-s-troubling-error-filled-new-book-seeds-of-hope.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/03/21/174830095/frans-de-waals-bottom-up-morality-were-not-good-because-of-god?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130321

Space

http://science.time.com/2013/03/28/look-close-somethings-strange-in-the-photo-of-the-universe/?hpt=hp_t5

http://phys.org/news/2013-03-liquid-frozen-alaskan-sand-dunes.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327144249.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327170155.htm

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outthere/?p=313#.UVXjG799nzL

Bacteria & Weight Loss

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327144124.htm

Cold Sores & Cognitive Decline

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/26/cold-sores-linked-to-cognitive-decline/?hpt=hp_c4

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/cold-sores-linked-memory-loss-study-article-1.1299328

Brain & Memory

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9950143/Get-that-tune-out-of-your-head-scientists-find-how-to-get-rid-of-earworms.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2299423/Brain-scans-predict-criminal-likely-reoffend.html


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