Humanist Network News podcast about civil liberties and religous discrimination

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Summary: The theme of this month's podcast is civil liberties and religious discrimination. We hear from a United Nations representative, an attorney, a lobbyist and an activist. Segment 1: Humanist Defends Pope As executive director of the Institute for Humanist Studies, Matt Cherry isn't accustomed to defending the Pope. But that's the position he found himself in last week on the Garry Doyle show, a talk radio program broadcast on 570 News in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Cherry defended the Pope's comment that inspired violent reactions from Muslim extremists. Free speech means allowing others to say things you don't agree with, Cherry explained. End 12:55 Segment 2: Atheism and Civil Rights Derek Araujo, a New York City-based attorney, speaks about the future of church/state separation in the United States. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Araujo founded the Campus Freethought Alliance was a senior editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. End 26:01 Musical Interlude: God Thinks, Voltaire End 31:21 Segment 4: Anti Atheist Discrimination in the Boy Scouts Margaret Downey, president of the Atheist Alliance International and founder of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia, speaks about her efforts to stop discrimination against atheists and gays in the Boy Scouts of America. End 49:33 Segment 4: The ACLU in Louisiana Michael Malec, board member of the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association, speaks about lobbying for the American Civil Liberties Union in Louisiana. End 56:30 Songs: Sound Scientist by Bill Office Suite, Part I by The Matthew Show God Thinks by Voltaire I Believe by Heather Sullivan Annie Mae by KlassicK Productions Real Life Fairytale by Sara

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