Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This Season Give In A Way That REALLY Matters

With the Trump cabinet shaping up to be a secular liberal's nightmare, this holiday season it's more important than ever to give the gift that really matters. And what gift is that you ask? That gift is donating money to any of the leading secular or atheist organizations that fight for our rights as atheists so that we're treated equally and free from discrimination, and that maintain the wall of separation Jefferson wrote of.

So just the other day I got out my credit card and I donated to three of the nation's leading secular organizations dedicated to keeping America secular and promoting and advancing the secular worldview. They need your money now more than ever. Secularists might be facing in the next presidential administration the toughest legal and policy battles they've ever had to fight in more than a generation.

These organizations will need money for lawyers, for outreach, for educational campaigns, and for fighting the numerous legal battles that are surely going to happen once Trump takes office on January 20th. I do my small part on my little corner of the web but the real soldiers on the front line maintaining the wall of separation are the activists in organizations like these.

So please consider donating even just a small amount of money, $10 or so, to help them fund the many challenges that the Religious Right, under Donald Trump and Mike Pence, are going to push.

This season please give the gift that really matters.

What's American Atheist's mission? From their site:

American Atheists, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational organization dedicated to the complete and absolute separation of state and church, accepting the explanation of Thomas Jefferson that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was meant to create a "wall of separation" between state and church.

Their mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

You can even donate in Mike Pence's name by clicking here.

What's the FFRF's purpose? From their site:

The purposes of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

And consider also donating to the Patreon accounts of the many YouTube atheists who spend their days fighting religious dogma and promoting atheism. I am a Patreon of Aron Ra, a prominent YouTube atheist who specializes mainly in promoting science education in evolution and debunking various creationist and religion views. Matt Dillahunty is another YouTube atheist who made his name on the Atheist Experience public cable access show. He now has a YouTube channel dedicated to long detailed critiques of religious arguments. The Messianic Maniac, though lesser known, is also dedicated to unraveling the nonsense in religious arguments. Give to these soldiers of reason so that they can dedicate all their time towards fighting for atheist and science, and not have a day job. Patreon allows you to donate as little as $1 for every video they make.

There are too many others that I cannot possibly mention here but look around for respectful soldiers of reason and consider donating to them too.

And share this page below to spread the word! Happy Holidays!

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