The Secular Coalition is now a member of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights, one of the oldest and most respected groups of its kind. This is a “Big Thing” as it is confirmation that the rights of the godless horde are as important as the rights of other minority groups within the United States.
It makes me wonder what the Christians, especially the conservative ones who think they have a unquestionable mandate to harass non-members, are going to do now. They’ve had two thousand years of complete freedom when it comes to attacking non-believers. Hell, just this morning I opened up the paper and read how it’s “logical” for believers to believe we are without moral characteristics because we are atheists.
With this act, I think both the Secular Coalition and the Leadership Council has brought us closer to a day when people who say these things will automatically be considered to have severely fucked up. It’ll be a while and I suspect they’ll fight like hell to remain both “good people” and bigots, but it’s coming and there’s nothing they can do to stop it.
I think they realize this too what with the newly minted “War on God” which was brought up by Tony Snow in a speech at some Christian college recently in addition to the War on Christmas. One would have to be blind not to realize that the war on plastic Jesus is all about Christian supremacy. I mean, really, who here really thinks this particular ‘war’ is about the secularization of a religious belief when it largely revolves around forcing commercial enterprises to sell things in the name of one particular god?
So, this War on God is little more than a “war” against those who think they have a right to demean, debase and demoralize anyone who doesn’t believe in “God”. We are fighting back and we’re getting some damned good allies along the way. The bigots will always be bigots, but one day they will be branded bigots and they know it.
I for one look forward to that day.