Author Archives: The Militant One

Incivility? Or Legitimate Protest?


Author’s Note: I know I’ve painted with a broad brush, but if I put in all the nuances and caveats, this would be a novella. So take it for what it is – my take. Two weeks ago, Sarah Huckleberry-Sanders, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 1


This past Monday, SCOTUS issued its ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, ruling 7-2 in favor of baker Jack Phillips against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Their ruling was based on the premise that the Civil Rights Commission did not … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 2


So why is deference to religion so detrimental to society? There are a couple of reasons for this, but let’s start with one of the most fundamental problems by examining religion at its most basic level. Every religion or faith … Continue reading

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New Feature for Our 9th Annual Canoe Trip/Shrimp Boil


It is now after Independence Day – and that means that summer is well under way. Which means that it is time (past time, really) to start making plans for summer fun – like our annual Canoe Trip on the … Continue reading

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Pro-life? Or Anti-choice? What’s the Difference?


There are a lot of people out there who identify themselves as being “pro-life”. But are they really pro-life? My experience has been that the vast majority of them, especially the conservative christians (aka the American Taliban), seem to not … Continue reading

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More Religious “Freedom” – A Recipe for Disaster?


Last Thursday night, I attended an event at Hambone’s in Lawrenceville. The event was billed as a panel discussion entitled The Future of Religious Freedom in America. In the posted Meetup, there was no mention of the sponsor of the … Continue reading

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How Low Can a PA Legislator Go?


About a week ago, I received a glossy oversized postcard from my state representative asking me to fill out a questionaire on legislative priorities. There are three questions to answer. Your first thought, I’m sure, is that this sounds like … Continue reading

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Repost – 8th Annual CFI Canoe Trip and Picnic


Today is the first official day of summer so it’s time to start seriously thinking about summer fun activities. Of course, the highlight of the summer festivities for the Pittsburgh secular community, is always the annual CFI-Pittsburgh Canoe Trip and … Continue reading

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Orlando


Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready to leave for Pittsburgh’s Pridefest where we have marched and had a booth every year, I got word from Victor about the tragedy in Orlando. Earlier as I was skimming the news headlines, … Continue reading

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To The Victor Go The Spoils – Sometimes


This past Sunday, there was a pretty disgusting op-ed piece in the Post-Gazette entitled “The Left Won the Culture War” by Barton Swain. Barton Swain, as you may or may not know, was the conservative speechwriter for that paragon of … Continue reading

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