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John Boehner Is Single-Handedly Killing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Posted November 13, 2013

A bill that would ensure protections for LGBTQ Americans in the workplace will not be brought to a vote in the House—all thanks to Speaker John Boehner.

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Humanist Voices in Verse: “If You Don’t Watch Out” by Harold Saferstein

Posted November 13, 2013

Read the latest humanist poem by Harold Saferstein!

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The Ethical Dilemma: Asexual Alienation and Can Anyone Really Be Ethical?

Posted November 13, 2013

Joan Reisman Bill answers your questions this week about the AHA’s stance on asexuality and whether a person can truly be ethical all the time.

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The Comics Section: A Poem by The Atheist Pig

Posted November 13, 2013

Check out a classic comic by The Atheist Pig featuring a hilarious poem!

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: Did Justice Scalia Stand Up for Atheists?

Posted November 07, 2013

Did one of the most conservative justices on the Supreme Court recognize atheists in the recent Supreme Court hearing of a case challenging legislative prayer? According to the Greece v. Galloway transcript, Justice Scalia asked Thomas G. Hungar, arguing in support of the town of Greece, if he had a problem with the Supreme Court’s opener of ‘God save the United States and this Honorable Court’ and stated, “There are many people who don’t believe in God.” When Hungar said the phrase was okay, Scalia asked, “Why is that okay?” Hungar didn’t have a clear answer. But maybe Scalia was playing devil’s advocate?

We humanists and atheists know that legislative prayer is not okay, and we’re hopeful that the Supreme Court Justices will recognize how prayer excludes the growing population of atheists and agnostics in the United States. As one of our fans wrote on the AHA’s Facebook page, “[Legislators] are not there to pray, meditate, or read tea leaves. They are there to govern, litigate, and to represent their constituents.” Tell us your thoughts at hnn@americanhumanist.org.

Maggie Ardiente
Editor, HNN
@MaggieArdiente

Barney Frank, Jason Silva, Eugenie Scott to Headline 2014 AHA Conference in Philadelphia

Posted November 07, 2013

We’re excited to honor famous humanists and church-state advocates at the 73rd Annual Conference in Philadelphia June 5-8, 2014! More awardees to announce soon!

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AHA Files Amicus Brief in Greece v. Galloway Case Challenging Legislative Prayer

Posted November 07, 2013

In response to yesterday’s Supreme Court case challenging prayers before public legislative meetings, AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt stated, “Everyone is best served when government doesn't prioritize one religion over another.”

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AHA’s Legal Center Represents Texas Student Suspended for Ripping Bible Pages

Posted November 07, 2013

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center may file a lawsuit on behalf of a high school student who carried a Bible with ripped pages—protesting its verses on LGBT people—and was later suspended.

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Problems With ObamaCare? How It Funds Abstinence-Only Education

Posted November 07, 2013

Matthew Bulger, AHA’s Legislative Associate, discovers an amendment that was inserted into the Affordable Care Act that provides funding toward abstinence-only-until-marriage programs for youth.

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Is Yoga Religious?

Posted November 07, 2013

Will yoga in P.E. class lead children away from Christianity and into Eastern religions? Parents in Encinitas, CA, think so. So they’ve appealed a court ruling in the hopes of removing stretching and mat exercises from public school curriculum. How do you think this will turn out?

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Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

Posted November 07, 2013

AHA Communications Assistant Christian Hagen calls 12 Years a Slave, a new movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt, a “challenging yet utterly essential” film.

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Humanist Voices in Verse: Daniel Thomas Moran’s Poems at the Boston Sunday Assembly

Posted November 07, 2013

HNN’s very own poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran was the featured poet for Boston’s Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation featuring musician Pippa Evans and comedian Sanderson Jones!

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The One-Year Anniversary of The Ethical Dilemma: Joan Reisman-Brill Asks You Questions

Posted November 07, 2013

The Ethical Dilemma is one year old! In honor of its anniversary, advice columnist Joan Reisman-Brill turns the tables and asks you, the readers, for advice.

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The Comics Section: Angry Atheists, Ghost Hunters, Why Abstinence-Only Never Works

Posted November 07, 2013

The latest from your favorites: Jesus and Mo, Ape Not Monkey, and The Bad Chemicals!

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: Humanist Halloween Costumes

Posted October 30, 2013

By now you’ve probably figured out that Humanist Network News likes to find opportunities to incorporate humanism in all aspects of life, and Halloween is no exception. Looking for a last-minute costume and want to show your humanist pride? Don a turtleneck and blazer while carrying a complete set of Cosmos and go as 1981 Humanist of the Year Carl Sagan. Break out the bowler hat and long white beard to be Charles Darwin. Or wear orange pants, an orange shirt, and go as secular humanist Piper Chapman from the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Whatever your creative mind decides, snap a picture and send it to us at hnn@americanhumanist.org. We’ll post it on the AHA’s Tumblr page and inspire next year’s Halloween!

Maggie Ardiente
Editor
@MaggieArdiente

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