If it weren’t for a blogger over on the Chicago Tribune it’s highly likely that many of us would have never heard of Monique Davis’ anti-atheist tirade. Since that time only one non-theist organization appears to have said anything and that was the Council for Secular Humanism which issued a press release calling for Davis to resign.
Everyone else has been conspicuously silent in the aftermath.
There’s not a word about it on the American Atheists site and the Secular Coalition who says it’s mission is to handle this kind of shit has also kept it’s mouth shut. The Atheist Alliance doesn’t appear to have anything to say either. The Freedom from Religion Foundation has nothing either. Even the Out Campaign whose purpose is to get scared atheists to come out of their closets has remained silent.
I’d at least have expected to find a rant over on AA about it and the Secular Coalition? It’s frigging mission statement says it’s purpose is “to increase the visibility and respectability of nontheistic viewpoints in the United States”.
One would think that a sitting representative telling someone with a “nontheistic viewpoint” that they have no right to participate in government affairs would be an opportunity for them to increase “the respectability of” said viewpoint.
This is quite disappointing. So, where are the leaders and why have they kept their mouth’s shut about this?