May 12, 2018

A Busy Week for Secular Activism

Secular by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 ImageCreator
This seemed like an unusually busy week for secular activism. I'm not sure why that happens sometimes. We're cruising along in a state of pseudo-complacency, only to be jolted back to reality with a flood of disturbing news. Then again, I suppose church-state violations are plentiful enough to keep secular activists busy almost every week even if we don't always hear about them.

I am glad that we have a handful of secular organizations who are willing to fight for religious freedom and the separation of church and state. I also appreciate that they are publicizing their efforts so we will be aware of what is happening. This makes it far easier to do whatever we can to support their efforts. Many of us may not be able to do much in terms of financial support, but all of us can help to publicize secular activism. We can call attention to the problems these groups are working to solve.

As much as I'd like to be able to write a post for each of these, I simply don't have the time to keep up with most of them. That being the case, here are some you might have missed. And yes, they are all from this week.
When we consider whether to support groups such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, American Humanist Association, or Americans United for Separation of Church and State, we often ask ourselves something like, "But what do they really do?" If this week is an example, I think the answer is clear: plenty.