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Cuthbert Allgood

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June 27, 2018

Atheists Condemn Supreme Court Decision Permitting Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

In response to the Supreme Court upholding Donald Trump‘s Muslim travel ban — technically, a ban on several Muslim-majority countries for purported reasons of security — a number of secular groups have spoken out against the decision, calling it a form of religious discrimination.

To put it another way, a whole bunch of atheists are defending Muslims and religious freedom, because discrimination on the basis of religion should concern all of us.

Here’s Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America:
By upholding President Trump’s travel ban, the Supreme Court has legitimized bigotry and threatened the rights of all Americans. This travel ban is nothing more than a thinly-veiled religious test and the fulfillment of President Trump’s repeated pledge to institute a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.’ Any reasonable observer assessing the travel ban in light of President Trump’s 2016 campaign will see it for what it is — an assertion of Christian privilege, anti-Muslim bigotry, a rebuke of our First Amendment, and a grave threat to religious freedom.

FFRF was more blunt on Twitter, calling the ruling “disgraceful”.... In a longer explanation, they said the ruling ignored very clear constitutional limits:
The travel ban blatantly disregards the Establishment Clause, as FFRF demonstrated in its “friend of the court” brief it filed before the Supreme Court against the ban. The Trump administration’s history of excluding from entry to the United States immigrants and non-immigrants from selected majority-Muslim countries violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, FFRF had contended. The travel ban also contravenes Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits a religious test for office or public trust.

Full Article at Pathoes

I know that some in this discussion group want to portray atheists as religion hating bigots, but this is what it means to be an atheist to me. And a reason I'm happy I send the FFRF some of my money each year.
June 22, 2018

Baptist Pastor: Sarah Silverman Is a "God-Hating Whore" Who Must Die

Feel the love. That's a LOT of anti-semitism right there.

...in her 2005 stand-up comedy special “Jesus is Magic,” she made a joke about killing Jesus: “I hope the Jews did kill Christ! I’d do it again. I’d fucking do it again in a second.”

That’s what known in comedy circles as a “joke.”

Silverman’s whole persona at that time was someone who said offensive things because no one expected them to come out of her mouth. Her fans knew she didn’t genuinely mean any of it, and her comedy has by and large shifted away from that in the years since.

"… have you heard of this comedian, Sarah Silverman? You guys know what I’m talking about? She brags about it! “I’d do it again!” Listen, she is a witch. She is a jezebel. She is a God-hating whore of Zionism. I hope that God breaks her teeth out and she dies. She is a wicked person and she is, like, the perfect representation of religious Judaism… I pray that God would give her an untimely death, and it would be evident that it’s at the hand of God…"

That’s… a lot of hate directed at someone who made a joke. He’s not saying her jokes will lead her to Hell in the afterlife. He’s calling for her death now.

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