Produced for the Secular Web by T.J. Walker at TJWalker.com.
Lowder was the president of the Internet Infidels from 1995 until the beginning of 2000. He discusses the God question, atheism, and the purpose of the Secular Web.
Price is the author of Beyond Born Again and a member of the Jesus Seminar. Price discusses the historical Jesus and the recent cover story of Time magazine.
Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, the director of the Skeptics Society, and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology.
Church-State Activist and Outreach Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) Molleen Matsumura talks with T. J. Walker about her experiences with the Creationist Right in public schools, the Discovery Institute’s attempt to dumb down science, and reports to us from the front lines of the creation-evolution battle.
The author of What Is Atheism?, Krueger discusses major themes from his book such as atheism, belief on faith alone, and evidence for and against the existence of God.
Professor and author Andrea Weisberger talks about her new book Suffering Belief, an analysis of the problem of moral and natural evil in the world.
Margaret Downey of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia updates us on her seven-year battle against discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scouts May Discriminate–NPR’s March 24, 1998 Morning Edition
Ansel Martinez of member station KQED in San Francisco reports that two rulings by the California Supreme Court say the Boy Scouts of America are not covered by the state’s anti-discrimination laws. The ruling allows the Boy Scouts to exclude anyone who does not wish to follow the guidelines set by the Scouts, such as atheists, gays, and lesbians.
Gay Scouts–All Things Considered, March 23, 1998
Linda Wertheimer talks with Irwin Chemerinsky, a professor of law at the University of Southern California, about a California state Supreme Court ruling today stating that the Boy Scouts are not covered by the state’s civil rights laws and can exclude gays, agnostics and atheists. The court said the Scouts are not a business are therefore free, like any private organization, to set their own membership policies.
When commentator Nick Gillespie was an Eagle Scout, he was taught qualities of leadership, teamwork, and service to the community. He says that those values had remarkably very little to do with sexual orientation or belief in a supreme being. He’s disturbed by yesterday’s California Supreme Court ruling allowing the Boy Scouts of America to bar gays and atheists from membership — but he’s also disturbed that these policies are being hashed out in the courts. He thinks it’s wrong to force any organization whose membership is voluntary to adopt a code of ethics — and he thinks the Scouts should be judged in the court of public opinion.
Civil rights attorney and Infidel supporter Eddie Tabash talks with T .J. about school vouchers, the separation of church and state, and the future of civil liberties for nonbelievers. Note that you must download and install a free RealPlayer to listen to the radio show.
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