Katha, it's interesting how you continue stumping for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, yet never encourage your readers to donate to an organization with a religious affiliation.
Has it ever occurred to you that some people of religious faith might be genuine political progressives? Are you ready to expunge people like William Lloyd Garrison, Mother Jones, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Cesar Chavez from the history of American progressivism? It's wrong, I think, to stereotype all of us out here--including myself--who share your views on a wide range of political topics as yahoos just because we pursue a life of communal religious faith.
Thus, I would like to ask that you consider making a donation--and ask your readers to do the same in your "Get Out Those Checkbooks" column next year--to Interfaith Worker Justice, an ecumenical advocacy group for a wide variety of workers' rights issues. They even offer fellowships to young religious leaders, training them how to organize workers! Check out their website.
New York, NY
Dec 27 2009 - 9:16pm