This post from Free Thought Blogs is so on the money about why I am an atheist. Some may have wondered, why I have become so much more outspoken about my atheism recently. It is because I recently started caring about politics and holy rusted metal Batman! the political bull that gets carried out in the name of righteousness. It seems to me that freedom of religion in this country no longer means, “let me worship the god/s of my choosing”, but rather freedom to discriminate, freedom to act on hate and the freedom to control the rights of others.
I am not ok with employers denying medical coverage for birth control to employees if it is mandated for all other employers. I am not ok with a tax exempt status for organizations that are not obligated to the same anti-discrimination laws as every other organization. I’m not ok with church run schools forfeiting state championships because a girl is playing on the other team. I’m not ok with denying the right to marry the person of your choosing to any human being. I’m not ok with a single person who holds their relationship with an invisible god above any real tangible relationship with a human being who needs and loves. I’m not ok with the degradation of women. I’m not ok with any person controlling the state of my uterus except me. I’m not ok with any war carried out against an “evil”.