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Summary: The theme of this month'spodcast is civil liberties and religious discrimination. We hear from a UnitedNations 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 hefound himself in last week on the Garry Doyle show, a talk radio programbroadcast on 570 News in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.Cherry defended the Pope's comment that inspired violent reactions from Muslimextremists. Free speech means allowing others to say things you don't agreewith, Cherry explained.

End 12:55

Segment 2: Atheism and Civil Rights

Derek Araujo, a New York City-based attorney, speaks aboutthe future of church/state separation in the United States. A graduate of HarvardCollegeand HarvardLawSchool,Araujo founded the Campus Freethought Alliance was a senior editor of the CivilRights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

End 26:01

Musical Interlude: "God Thinks,"Voltaire

End 31:21

Segment 4: Anti Atheist Discrimination inthe Boy Scouts

Margaret Downey, president of the Atheist AllianceInternational and founder of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia,speaks about her efforts to stop discrimination against atheists and gays inthe Boy Scouts of America.


End 49:33

Segment 4: The ACLU in Louisiana

Michael Malec, board member of the New Orleans SecularHumanist Association, speaks about lobbying for the American Civil LibertiesUnion in Louisiana.

End 56:30



"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 Overall



Garry Doyle Show | Campus Freethought Alliance| Atheist Alliance International | FreethoughtSociety of Greater Philadelphia | Scouting forAll | ACLU of Louisiana | New Orleans Secular Humanist Association

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