United Coalition of Reason UnitedCoR Newsletter
July 10, 2015
Jase Heap
Jase Heap

Hi <<First Name>>,

This week, we interview a Humanist chaplain who once performed a wedding to settle a family feud.

Learn how you can help the Iowa CoRs protest the Family Leadership Summit, and see the protest of a first grader in Ohio that went viral.

You can also help CoRs in US states that are fighting the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

And learn which famous atheists attended a nontheist rock concert in San Diego!

Jase Heap, Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason

Checking in With a Chaplain

UnitedCoR is always excited to meet Humanist chaplains.

This time, Susan Corbett interviews Jim McCollum, whose mother filed a big secular lawsuit.

ColumbusCoR Reaches Out at Street Festival

Avery Winston
In Columbus, Ohio, Columbus CoR took part in the progressive Columbus Ohio Community Festival with an "Ask An Atheist" booth, fun religious humor stickers, and more.

And see this viral video of what a first grader did in protest.

Update: Opposing the Boy Scouts

Margaret Downey will not be stopped! The leader of the Freethought Society continues to protest the Boy Scouts, a religious organization that discriminate against atheists, and yet they recruit in public schools.

Monster on Sunday Rocked San Diego's First Godless Gala

Sean Taylor
San Diego recently held its first Godless Gala! There were fifteen atheist booths and vendors, and atheist rock band Monster on Sunday performed! Some famous atheists attended the event, too.

Mid-Columbia CoR Issues an Action Alert

Same-sex marriage may now be the law of the land in the U.S., but that has not stopped lawmakers from trying to pass laws that would enable business owners to use their religion to discriminate.

July 18 Protest at the Family Leadership Summit

Rory Moe
The Iowa CoRs are always politically active. On July 18th, the CoRs will demonstrate at the Family Leadership Summit, advocating for separation of church and state as well as other important secular issues.

"Islamism Prevails Even as We Suppress Free Speech"

An article in The Guardian points out that radical Islam is a threat to freedom of speech. But they should also be allowed to speak freely.

What happens when radical Muslims live in the UK and influence British politics?

Batting Barriers: Birth Control Access vs. Religion

Evidence shows that people tend to prosper when birth control is available as an option. But religious opposition threatens many initiatives to make birth control more accessible.

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