Responding to criticism of church/state lawsuits

Brief thoughts concerning criticism of church/state lawsuits… I was recently involved in a discussion with a humanist who portrayed lawsuits that organizations advocating for the separation of government and religion file as heavy-handed and antagonistic toward religious individuals. I’ll explain that lawsuits are often filed as a last resort and that religious individuals should not […]

ACLU Files Free Speech Lawsuit Against County of Lackawanna Transit System

ACLU Files Free Speech Lawsuit Against County of Lackawanna Transit System FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2015 CONTACT: Sara Mullen, ACLU of Pennsylvania, 215-592-1513 x122, smullen@aclupa.org PHILADELPHIA – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today against the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) over its refusal to allow a local […]

NEPA Freethought Society bus ad in The Times-Tribune

The Scranton-based The Times-Tribune published an article concerning the upcoming NEPA Freethought Society bus advertisement. Today, David Singleton, staff writer for the Scranton-based newspaper The Times-Tribune, published an article titled “Atheist group’s ad to appear on COLTS bus” which is available in print and online. Last week, I spoke with Singleton concerning the upcoming NEPA […]

Video of my secular invocation

I provided a secular invocation on behalf of the NEPA Freethought Society at the June 12, 2014 Wilkes-Barre City Council meeting. Following several objections to the government-led Judeo-Christian prayers at Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings [see my July 2013 speech¬†and June 2013 speech], a letter to the editor published in a local newspaper, an appearance on […]

Newspaper interview about my upcoming secular invocation

I was interviewed for a front page feature length Times Leader newspaper article concerning my upcoming secular invocation and church/state separation. Last week — following my comments at a May 29, 2014 Wilkes-Barre City Council meeting and a press release announcing my intentions to provide a secular invocation at a June 12, 2014 council meeting […]