SkepSun #148 (07_26_2015)

This week on Freethought Radio, hosts Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker tell us how Guatemalan secular humanists are fighting back after the their legislature proposes to teach the bible in all public schools. After reporting on egregious state/church complaints in Texas and Minnesota, Annie Laurie and Dan celebrate a number of FFRF victories around the country and then talk with Florida activist David Williamson, director of FFRF’s chapter Central Florida Freethought Community, about the new lawsuit they filed (with FFRF, ACLU and AU) challenging Brevard County’s policy of excluding nonbelievers from delivering invocations at county board meetings. Well Jade Helm 15, Barack Obama’s plan to take away our guns and be crowned Emperor for life which is cleverly disguised as a military training operation is now underway. Luckily there’s a “Counter Jade Helm” citizen surveillance group run by a guy named Pete Lanteri.  Gordon Bonnet of Skeptophilia will tell us all about it. This summer, we’re featuring the luminaries of west-central New York’s Freethought Trail on Skeptical Sunday and this week in hour two we’ll hear an excerpt from Dresden, New York native Robert Green Ingersoll’s lecture “Why I’m an Agnostic” and then the prologue and first four letters of Mark Twain’s irreverant “Letters from the Earth” his last work of fiction that remained unpublished for more than 50 years after his death.  Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, spent his summers writing in Elmira, New York, where he was buried after his death in 1910.

Mark Twain, Freethinker, perhaps America's greatest literary figure, spent his summers in Elmira, New York where he is buried.

Mark Twain, Freethinker, perhaps America’s greatest literary figure, spent his summers in Elmira, New York where he is buried.

 

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