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"Getting Religion Out of Government"

Join us to discuss how religious bias in government policy is hurting all of us and what we can do about it.

Our presenter is a renaissance man in the truest sense. Dr. Alan Koslow is a community activist who supports himself as a Vascular Surgeon. He is the founder and president of Iowa Skeptics, lead host and founder (with Sean Faircloth) of the podcast "Skeptics Guide to Government", and president of "Get Religion Out of Government".

He was involved with saving Star Trek, starting the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon, writing and passing five major pieces of legislation in Iowa and running two issue campaigns during the Iowa Caucus, one of which helped lead to Obamacare.

He describes himself as a Ritualistic, Philosophical, Jewish, Agnostic, Deist secularist. His current efforts are with the Richard Dawkins Foundation to work on Separation of Church and State with regard to religious bias in government.


* Look for us in meeting room #256

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  • Jason G

    Question: Is this at 7:30 or 8:30? Meetup is telling me two times.
    A.) Tue Jun 25,[masked]:30pm – 11:30pm (EDT)
    B.) and then 7:30pm.

    June 25, 2013

    • Charlotte

      I'm sorry that Meetup has confused it. It was at 7:30pm (we probably wouldn't ever start a lecture event at 8:30pm most likely.) It is showing 7:30pm for me, but maybe there is a glitch somewhere.

      June 26, 2013

    • Adam K.

      Jason, your time is set to "Eastern" (EDT is Eastern Daylight Time. Make sure to set your location properly (New Orleans). I'm guessing that you just moved here from somewhere in the Eastern time zone and haven't changed your location yet, so the times are still reporting based on your previous time zone.

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • Charlotte

    Very knowledgeable and engaging, Dr. Koslow presented an unexpected and interesting presentation. He made Iowa Caucus politics real for us! Something to look forward to in 2016.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation, this is the kind of momentum you want to ride! It's focused on the bigger picture, it's organized, it has a model for success! Great event, thank you Charlotte!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • William S.


    June 24, 2013

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