include a secular humanist participant in their "Texas Faith" blog.
  • Petitioned Keven Ann Willey

This petition was delivered to:

Vice President
Keven Ann Willey
Editor
William McKenzie
Editor
Wayne Slater
Dallas Morning News
Editor, Dallas Morning News
Robert Mong

include a secular humanist participant in their "Texas Faith" blog.

    1. Zachary Moore
    2. Petition by

      Zachary Moore

      Keller, TX

Although the "Texas Faith" blog includes participants from just about every type of organized religion, nearly one out of every six Americans have no religious affiliation, and many of these secular people rely on humanistic values to determine their responses to political and cultural issues. The editors of the Dallas Morning News have been asked repeatedly to include a secular humanist voice within the "Texas Faith" blog, and have explicitly stated that an individual with such a perspective shall not be allowed to participate equally with members of organized religions.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Thanks to Jerry Coyne and SocraticMama, we're now at 25%!

      Zachary Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Dr. Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, author of the book "Why Evolution is True," and frequent blogger on matters of science and religion. SocraticMama is Anne Crumpacker, a Dallas-area mother and blogger who advocates for critical thinking as a parental priority. They've banded together to help promote the inclusion of a secular humanist participant in the Dallas Morning News' "Texas Faith" blog, and I'd like to thank them both for shining more light on this problem.

    2. Over 10% of the way there!

      Zachary Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who's been supporting the petition so far. The Opinion editors of the Dallas Morning News have taken the position that when discussing matters of faith and reason, secular humanists should not be treated as equals to religious believers of any supernatural creed. I hope you'll encourage others to add their voice to this demand - secular Americans are not subordinate to pastors, rabbis, and imams when it comes to religious questions!

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Daniel Strack KISSIMMEE, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Excluding a reasonable point of view will never get you to the truth.

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    • Forrest Erickson MARYVILLE, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I sign to stand up and be counted as a voice against the position of special privilege which superstition is granted all too often.

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    • Ian Walker WAKEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      The subject of religion is all inclusive and you should understand why you believe what you do believe. And, when you understand why you reject other religions you will understand why I reject yours. But I have a valid viewpoint.

      Of course if you are too scared to be allinclusive just say so and I will understand.

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    • Heather Hopson BARBOURSVILLE, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I believe that ALL perspectives should have a place at the table.

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    • Andi Windham AUSTIN, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      I would like to see atheism/humanism gain more visibility and acceptance by having coverage in the news. I want Texas and the rest of the world to know that the people who no longer believe in the supernatural are your neighbors, your friends, and we are moral and ethical people.

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