23 dec. 2013

Helgläsning: Det sista tabut

Det är svårare för en amerikansk politiker att komma ut som ateist än som homosexuell. Varför? Jennifer Michael Hecht beskriver i en artikeln situationen i USA idag och gör en tillbakablick i den amerikanska historien. Avslutningsvis hoppas hon ateister i kongressen kommer ut nu som ateister.
On Real Time with Bill Maher last August, Maher asked his guest, newly retired Rep. Barney Frank, if he felt liberated now that he was a private citizen. Frank said he did, since he no longer gets phone calls saying someone screwed something up and he has to “unscrew it.” Maher pressed on, saying, “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congresspeople who have to worry about every little thing. You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist, and it wouldn’t bother you.” Frank shot back: “Which pot-smoking atheist were you talking about?” Then he pointed back and forth to Maher and himself.
Läs vidare i Politicomagazine.


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