Reverend Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and a future featured Hero of Science and Secularism, interviews my first featured hero, Sean Faircloth, about “the crumbling wall of separation between church and state.” This wide-ranging conversation between two leaders of the secularist movement brings to light the nature and extent of a multitude of government- and taxpayer-supported atrocities routinely being inflicted upon children and adults in the name of religion.
Faircloth also appeared on the Alan Colmes radio show back in February.
And in case you didn’t see this over at PZ Myers’ world-renowned web site at Freethoughtblogs.com, here’s a video of Faircloth’s latest speech, Can Religion Justify Bullying Children? I was choked up throughout the last three minutes. Faircloth is so good he gives us a fighting chance.
Faircloth and Barry Lynn deserve the support of everyone who values Constitutional democracy. And the support of every humanitarian. And everyone who gives a damn about children. Because I’ll tell you this, Faircloth makes a convincing case that the religious right poses a grave and imminent threat to all of us, most tragically to the success and happiness of children – perhaps more than any movement in the history of the U.S. You’ll cringe as he talks about the depraved agenda of Focus on the Family. Give the religious right enough power and they’re nothing less than an American Taliban.