Building communities

East Tennessee finds itself lacking in strong atheist, agnostic,  and secular humanist communities.  We need to work together and build our own community and create strong social safety nets.

New York times report: Headline Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

– Trump media blackout: The white house had an off camera press conference that excluded; CNN, NyTimes, LaTimes, and several others. They gave preference to ultra conservative and alt-right websites.

– Trump’s assault on the media is getting scary. He has said things like calling CNN a danger to the nation and saying that all the news outlets that don’t sing his praises are the enemy of the people.

-aside: Trump is not talking to you (liberals), he is talking to a specific sector and they know exactly what he means.

Examples: “drain the swamp” … the swamp is not corruption as liberals see it. The swamp is corruption as Trump’s people see it. The swamp is not corporate billionaires buying politicians. The swamp is the politicians that are against corporate billionaires. Generally the politicians that support union organizations. It is a ultra nationalist corporatism. His supporters see big business as the great catalyst for economic growth. And because of this they also see unions, regulations, worker’s rights, and raising minimum wage as barriers to this.

– This is the mark of autocracy.

CNN report: Headline ; Spicer cracks down on staffers leaks.

He pulled his staff into meeting in which he confiscated and searched their phones for evidence of leaks or use of encryption software.

Funny that this meeting was leaked after he told them don’t leak this meeting.

It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to circulate any literature or use any language within the corporate limits of the City of Edmond, that casts profane ridicule on God, Jesus, or Christianity, which in its common acceptance is calculated to cause a breach of the peace or an assault. (1954 Code § 255).

8.12.050 – Disturbing religious worship.

It is unlawful for any person to disturb any congregation or assembly of persons meeting for religious worship by making noise, by rude, indecent or improper behavior, by profane, improper or loud language, or in any other manner, either within the place of worship or within hearing distance thereof. (1954 Code § 251).


Section 36. Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.


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