are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and
Barack Obama, 2009 Inauguration Speech
President Obama, Iím not feeling it as a non-believer! Obamaís
inclusion of ďnon-believersĒ in his 2009 Inauguration Speech
was precedent setting, I perceived him to be sincere. It would be
so easy for Obama to step forward and ensure that nonbelievers
arenít denied protection of law, yet my petitions for redress of
grievances havenít been acknowledged.
this post, I want to tighten the focus and address the freedom to
UNBELIEF. As a secular American, we should have the liberty
to openly speak and write about unbelief and NOT BE RETALIATED
AGAINST for doing so.
writer has been fired several times, without reason, when his job
performance was outstanding. This cruelty is due to retaliation
for the unbelief expressed upon my two websites. The result has
been personally devastating to my family.
can imagine someone reading this saying, ďThere are laws to
protect against this.Ē Sure there are:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a
redress of grievances.
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964(Prohibits
employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and
19 -- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN 1948).....Everyone
has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right
includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to
seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media
and regardless of frontiers.
if there are laws to protect unbelief (there are) and government
refuses to enforce those laws to protect itís citizens, but
rather chooses to protect the law breaking corporation-- this is fascism!Fascism
is collusion between the government and business at the expense of
EEOC is commissioned to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
I donít want to get into the details here, but the EEOC should
come down hard upon an employer that asks me the following
questions upon a job interview:
1)Why did a former minister leave the ministry?
2)Do I feel guilty for doing so? 3)Am I an agnostic or an atheist? 4)What does my
parents think about my leaving the faith?
questions are illegal! These questions are none of their business!
These questions have no bearing upon oneís ability to perform
duties at work! Yet the EEOC blatantly ignored the law it is
supposed to uphold. The EEOC protected a corporation engaging in
discrimination against non-belief!
though, are only as good as the character of those willing to
enforce them. I have petitioned several entities on this matter
seeking justice, one of them being President Obama. Either Iím
being impatient, being ignored or the wheels of justice turn ever
The White House staff forwarded my letter to them onto the EEOC
and has thus far ignored taking leadership. Any leader worthy of
the Presidency would look at this case and say THIS IS FASCISM and
I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN WHILE I AM PRESIDENT! I don't want
to think that Obama is a fascist...Obama's staffers probably
"handled this" for him and are seeking to "wash
their hands" (like Pilate).
I would rush to
judgment if I knew that Obama personally looked at this and chose
to not take action. I just don't know this. But what I do know is
that Obama and the USA are quick to use human rights issues
in diplomacy and negotiation in foreign matters. I like this
approach and give him credit for doing so. BUT...It WOULD BE
HYPOCRITICAL to ignore the human rights of its citizens
domestically and yet demand foreign leadership to uphold human
rights in their countries. I'd like Obama to be consistent!
This is an easy call,
the EEOC went fascist and ruled to protect the guilty. The actions
of the White House were to "pass the buck" on human
rights and thus have the "fox guard the hen house".
Please Obama, do what leadership is supposed to do!!!!!!!
PS: I have always been
respectful of Obama. The presidency is a difficult position. I
don't recall having ever spoken negatively on my 2 websites of
Obama or Bush either for that matter. In fact, despite
not having voted for him, I have praised him several times for
good things he has done! This matter and issues of justice are a
process...thus far Obama hasn't done the right thing!
certain that any leadership is much more likely to do a
better job if they don't have to deal with "negative
energy" from those they are leading. Perhaps, I will write a
blog post on this. Obama needs to stand on the side of the
"working man" and have the gall and energy to stand up
for human rights of non-believers. It is 2014, the crusades and
inquisition that Christianity imposed upon non-belief and
heresy are supposed to be history. Hopefully, we have learned
something from history? If a man cannot get a job, or hold a job
because he is an unbeliever in modern day America -- what does
that say about us?
Obama needs to show