Catholic Bishops are, again, delving into the Girl Scouts and their programs, message, and partnerships.
My initial reaction was, “Why do the Girl Scouts and Catholic Bishops have anything to do with each other?” I figured it was simply the Catholic Bishops overreaching again.
As many know I am no longer with the National Atheist Party, the Executive Board voted me out yesterday. And I have moved on. On the other hand, people have a right to know about some of the things I saw.
The first took place while I was on the board and before I could vote. It came to the board’s attention that the Latin on the logo was incorrect. We had JUST gone through the election. It was made plain multiple times that the logo was something that required a 90% vote to change. There were and are no published caveats to that piece of the charter. Additionally, the board knew and understood the charter to say that a vote was required. Actually two things required a 90% vote to change; the Latin AND the logo (which had the incorrect Latin wording).
Recently, Dan Savage apologized. Personally, I thought he was accurate in describing the bible and perhaps a little much in describing the walking out. If others were truly offended, I didn’t see the reason.
Culturally, we are so worried about offending that sometimes speaking the truth can be difficult. There is a difference between being truthful and hurtful, mean, etc. That line seems to be missing right now though.
At this point in the story, you know I love Zite and an article of mine has appeared in the “Atheist” section of Zite.
How does Zite get content? I never considered this and mostly likely assumed they had some sort of agreement with websites to publish their content. But, looking back . . . with the diversity of content they have and the number of websites they pull from that would be a tall order. Honestly, I wasn’t watching and thinking about it; I was apathetic to the issue.
Earlier this week I posted an article, US Under Religious Apartheid. Essentially, talking about how religious apartheid accurately describes the here and now in the United States.
Readers may not be aware that this article received as many readings in one day as my website typically gets in a month. I was surprised to say the least.