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Petition the White House to end discrimination against AIFs

#1  Postby Weaver » Oct 05, 2011 4:16 pm

You'll have to go through a registration process, but it's not difficult.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/% ... s/jcfr6fWt

This particular petition:
End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members
The US military fails to provide Equal Opportunity for non-religious service members.

We are forced to participate in religious rituals during official ceremonies. This is not free exercise, this is forced exercise. Worship belongs in voluntary services, not in mandatory formations. This is unconstitutional establishment of an official preference for religion over non-religion.

We are forced to take an unconstitutional religious test for “Spiritual Fitness”. Those who fail the test are forced to take remedial training instructing them to go to church and pray. This proselytization by the US military is forced onto us against our will.

These policies create a hostile environment, division, and resentment within the military, destroying morale and threatening national security.


Three thousand + signatures needed to bring this to the President's attention.
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#2  Postby james1v » Oct 05, 2011 5:10 pm

Signed. Will they mind me being a Brit? :scratch: :)
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#3  Postby Weaver » Oct 05, 2011 5:15 pm

Well, I suppose if they don't ask ...
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#4  Postby james1v » Oct 05, 2011 5:35 pm

The Zip code wasn't a compulsory question, so....


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#5  Postby theropod » Oct 05, 2011 5:45 pm

Done!

I will be forwarding this petition to several people.

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#6  Postby HughMcB » Oct 05, 2011 5:49 pm

Will do once I get home. :thumbup:
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#7  Postby Weaver » Oct 05, 2011 6:43 pm

There other petitions at that site that should be of interest to atheists:

Make "E Pluribus Unum" the official motto
Remove "In God We Trust" from currency
Remove "under god" from Pledge of Allegiance
Stop federal funding of BSA

There are others that would likely be of interest re: gay rights, gay marriage, criminal counsel, and other items as well.

Unfortunately, there seem to be some petitions to get the White House to investigate mind-control experiments, alien visitation, and other woo crap. :roll:
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#8  Postby kiore » Oct 05, 2011 6:53 pm

james1v wrote:Signed. Will they mind me being a Brit? :scratch: :)


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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#9  Postby Weaver » Oct 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Nah, that's over.
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#10  Postby LarianLeQuella » Oct 06, 2011 2:40 am

Signed as well! Also blogged, tweeted, and posted on FB.
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#11  Postby LarianLeQuella » Oct 06, 2011 12:08 pm

Up to 1300 now! Come on people, get this out there!
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#12  Postby orpheus » Oct 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Weaver wrote:There other petitions at that site that should be of interest to atheists:

Make "E Pluribus Unum" the official motto
Remove "In God We Trust" from currency
Remove "under god" from Pledge of Allegiance
Stop federal funding of BSA

There are others that would likely be of interest re: gay rights, gay marriage, criminal counsel, and other items as well.

Unfortunately, there seem to be some petitions to get the White House to investigate mind-control experiments, alien visitation, and other woo crap. :roll:


Now, you know I'm going to sign those last ones. :tinfoil:

Seriously, Weaver, thank you for this. I'll add my signature.
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#13  Postby AlohaChris » Oct 06, 2011 8:37 pm

I'll sign when I get home. Hey Weaver, at the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, do you think the 'spiritual fitness assessment' may have been designed to 'out' unbelivers?

OK, done. I was signature 1,434. :thumbup:
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#14  Postby Weaver » Oct 07, 2011 10:45 am

No, I don't think it was designed to "out" us - but I do think it was designed to help the religious factions proselytize more.
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#15  Postby Weaver » Oct 10, 2011 6:46 pm

Keep pushing this, folks - this petition is unfortunately slow in gathering signatures, and time is running down.
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#16  Postby aban57 » Oct 10, 2011 7:12 pm

I'll sign, because I'm really glad to live in a country where this kind of things doesn't exist, and I'll do whatever I can to help
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#17  Postby Weaver » Oct 10, 2011 7:22 pm

I'm not sure whether foreign signatures count - they don't make it explicit. But I appreciate the effort nonetheless.
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#18  Postby aban57 » Oct 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Done, I also signed the one in memory of Troy Davis
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#19  Postby Precambrian Rabbi » Oct 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Weaver wrote:I'm not sure whether foreign signatures count - they don't make it explicit. But I appreciate the effort nonetheless.


One can understand why foreign signatures might not count but a British signature must count at least once. Surely?



In seriousness, the very best of luck with this. I wish I could help
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Re: Petition the White House to end discrimination against A

#20  Postby james1v » Oct 10, 2011 11:02 pm

Precambrian Rabbi wrote:
Weaver wrote:I'm not sure whether foreign signatures count - they don't make it explicit. But I appreciate the effort nonetheless.


One can understand why foreign signatures might not count but a British signature must count at least once. Surely?



In seriousness, the very best of luck with this. I wish I could help



It should be worth at least ten French sigs! :british: :nanana: :teef:
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