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Re: [atheists-27] Atheism is the next civil rights issue

From: Ken
Sent on: Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:25 PM
 it probably had alot to do with the industry I was in. It's why I'm a small business owner now.  I had up to that point a very profitable fullfilling career but I gave that up. I make less now but am much happier. I grew up and lived most my life in Texas.'s better here but not much.
keep fighting the good fight everyone

On Mar 28, 2013, at 3:15 PM, Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:

I find Ken's experiences to be profoundly disturbing.  I had assumed that DC is very much safe for secular people.  We don't have people in public office saying that they are secular.  However, one poll had DC as number 7 on the list of most secular states, if DC were a state.  I recall no people asking me what church I went to.  This is a typical experience in the Bible belt.
Have other people run into this explicit discrimination problem in our area?

From: Ken <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27,[masked]:28 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-27] Atheism is the next civil rights issue

Let me amend that last statement I made

 ..."D.C. Is a city full of programmed self involved self concerned bigots that will do anything or sell themselves out to no end to protect their material wealth and so called "social or professional standing".'s nice that Klim in the article you attached the link to was able to overcome what he did. The people in context to Klim were open enough to eventually accept him and I've lived in other parts of the country where this was the case. ...I'm just saying DC isn't one of those places.     

On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:40 

PM, Ken <[address removed]> wrote:

For the most part i'ld agree with you Matthew ..but it's something easier said than done ....I've lost jobs and been ostracized in DC over political/theological/philosophical bigotry. D.C. is a city of followers ..not "free thinkers"  

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