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The Denver Atheists Meetup Group Message Board Legislation Watch › Political Activity

Political Activity

Andy
user 6947966
Denver, CO
Post #: 15
I've browsed all the bills in the Colorado House and Senate and it looks like everything is appropriately in line with the separation of church and state.

If anyone else is out there that has a particular interest in political activity, let me know and we can see about finding good ways to keep an eye on various school boards, laws, etc.

I'm also going to look into communicating with other atheist groups around the country and see if we can start organizing around keeping the separation clear.
A former member
Post #: 22
Excellent idea! This is something I think many members in the group could really get behind.
Andy
user 6947966
Denver, CO
Post #: 16
Arkansas has introduced a bill that would repeal the constitutional limits on Atheists.

Currently, they cannot hold public office or testify at trial in Arkansas.

http://www.arkleg.sta...­

Just a tid bit of news I thought others might find interesting. Anyone know anyone in Arkansas who might be interested? I'll be googling for Atheist groups down there later today.
A former member
Post #: 23
wow
Jeanette M. N.
wickedatheist
Denver, CO
Post #: 1,271
Arkansas has introduced a bill that would repeal the constitutional limits on Atheists.

Currently, they cannot hold public office or testify at trial in Arkansas.

http://www.arkleg.sta...­

Just a tid bit of news I thought others might find interesting. Anyone know anyone in Arkansas who might be interested? I'll be googling for Atheist groups down there later today.

Yeah, those types of laws are still on the books here and there, even though they've categorically been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Seems risky to be an atheist in Arkansas. If you're Googling for atheist groups in backwaters like that, you might want to include terms like non-believers, freethinkers, and so forth. And Meetup has a lot of atheist groups throughout the country, so whenever you're looking for atheist groups anywhere that's one of the first places to look. (Atheist authors use Meetup all the time, to reach atheist groups and plug their books.)
Linda R.
LindaRosaRN
Loveland, CO
Post #: 208
HB1175:

There is a bill in the Colorado Legislature at this time (HB1175) which would give state legitimacy to a faith-based, anti-science healing practice called Naturopathy:

http://www.leg.state....­

There is a huge story about this on Science-Based Medicine, if you're interested:

http://www.sciencebas...­

"Colorado is Nearer to Promoting Naturopathic Pseudomedicine—Aided by the Colorado Medical Society"
Linda R.
LindaRosaRN
Loveland, CO
Post #: 211
Another bill that might be of interest to atheists is SB225:

The Birth Control Protection Act would simply add this definition to state law:

"Defines contraceptive or contraception as a medically acceptable drug, device, or procedure used to prevent pregnancy."

Planned Parenthood claims that this is a pro-active bill needed to keep contraceptives from being treated as abortion methods.

For senators' email addresses:
http://www.leg.state....­
Andy
user 6947966
Denver, CO
Post #: 25
It's kinda scary how much I am enjoying listening to the legislative sessions....
A former member
Post #: 4
andy, whre are we at in regard to resending the Tabor Bill? We government types and citizens are getting nailed to the you know what!!!
Linda R.
LindaRosaRN
Loveland, CO
Post #: 246
andy, whre are we at in regard to resending the Tabor Bill? We government types and citizens are getting nailed to the you know what!!!

How nailed? What is your problems with Tabor?

"...resending"? Do you mean "rescind" or are you thinking of recommending Tabor to California?

-- Linda
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