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Upcoming Events

October 22, 2017 4:00 pm SHL Book Group: Creating Change Through Humanism
November 4, 2017 8:45 am Volunteer Activity: Adopt-a-Highway Pickup
December 3, 2017 12:45 pm SHL Volunteer Activity: Potluck in the Park

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)

Announcements

SHL Book Group: An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious LandPosted by SHL on 2017-10-17.
SHL Meeting: Humanist's Guide to Meditation and Secular BuddhismPosted by SHL on 2017-10-10.
SHL Families Playdate at Boone Hall This WeekendPosted by SHL on 2017-10-06.
October 2017 NewsletterPosted by SHL on 2017-09-30.
Donate to the Charity of the QuarterWe pool the donations from our members and give the total to a local charitable organization. For October through December 2017, the SHL is collecting donations for Foundation Beyond Belief - Hurricane Recovery. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
The Latest SeparationistDownload the October 2017 issue of the newsletter of the SHL.

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Latest News

Herb's LTE in WaPo on BSAThe Oct. 12 front-page article on the Boy Scouts described how the organization's dwindling membership inspired the Boy Scouts in recent years to admit gay and transgender members and now girls. Unfortunately, the media and Boy Scouts never mention who is still left out: atheists.

There is a requirement that scouts and leaders must agree with a principle that says, "The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God." Many open atheists have been refused membership or been kicked out of the Boy Scouts when they stopped believing in any deities. Apparently, the BSA does not consider honesty a core value and would rather youngsters pretend to believe. This certainly would teach them a lesson on how best to prepare for political careers, because open atheists currently have little chance of being elected. On the other hand, the military allows atheists to serve openly and honorably. However, even atheists with an honorable military discharge are not deemed fit to serve as Boy Scout leaders.

Herb Silverman, Charleston, S.C. The writer is founder of the Secular Coalition for America.

Debate Video Now AvailableDid you miss the debate on August 17th between Ed Buckner (Former American Atheists President) and Wallace Marshall (Reasonable Faith, Charleston)? Or, did you see it but want to watch it again? Then visit our video library to hear what they had to say about whether America is, ever was, or should be a Christian Nation!
A Few Photos from AHASHL member Scott Weldon took tons of great pictures at the recent AHA Annual Conference in Charleston. I've posted just a few of the ones featuring SHL members on our Website. Check them out by clicking here.

Amazon Associates Program

Because we are affiated with the Amazon Associates program, our organization earns up to a 15% commission on any items purchased at Amazon.com through the links on our Website. So, if you were going to be buying anything at all from them, this is a super-easy way to contribute to SHL! Here are two ways you can do it:
  • Book Group Reading Selection: For their October 22, 2017 meeting, the SHL Book Group will be reading the book in the box:

    Click here for more information about the Book Group or click here to see a list of previous book group selections. (BTW If you purchase a book through this Amazon.com link, SHL will receive up to a 15% "kickback"!)
  • Use this "search box" to find any item in the Amazon.com catalog and SHL earns money if you buy it:

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Affiliated Organizations

  • American Atheists
  • Atheist Alliance International
  • American Humanist Association
  • Council for Secular Humanism
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation
  • Secular Coalition for America

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