Minnesota Atheists Denounce Minnesota Catholic Conference

gay_flag.jpgMinnesota Atheists denounces the Minnesota Catholic Conference for mailing 400,000 DVDs to the homes of Catholics as a clear intent to influence the upcoming state elections.  The videos, which feature John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, call for Catholics to take political action to demand an amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution to restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples.

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News and Notes

By George Kane

george_head_small.jpgFederal Court Finds California’s Proposition 8 Unconstitutional
Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger early in August that overturned California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between “a man and a woman,” set off a predictable storm of outrage from the religious right. Tony Perkins, the President of the Family Research Council, complained on CBS’ Face the Nation that Judge Walker should have recused himself because he is “openly homosexual.”

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July and August Cable Report

By Steve Petersen
cable_show_1.jpgFor the month of July, Grant Steves conducted two interviews, one with James Zimmerman (see photo at left) on Religion’s Use of Science and the second was with Matthew Richardson on Religion and the US Drug Policy. For the month of August, George Kane interviewed Randall Tigue (see photo below), American Atheists Minnesota State director on American Atheists in Minnesota. All programs can be viewed on cable television (see schedule) or on our podcast via iTunes. I would like to thank Jack Richter for sponsoring our programs for the past several years in St. Cloud. Jack is no longer able to do this and if you live in the St. Cloud area and would like to be the sponsor, please let me know.

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Footprints on the Web

By Eric Jayne
eric_mug.jpgMy digital footprint has been causing me a little stress lately now that I have joined a very competitive labor market vying for a job. Not that I’m ashamed of my digital footprint but I feel that my outspoken support for atheism, science, and civil liberties (via secularism) may be a turnoff to prospective employers who bother to do a little Google research for “Eric Jayne” in “Minnesota”. I offer this apologetic article, in defense of my online atheistic activity, to prospective employers who may have stumbled upon this piece from their online search efforts.

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