«Journalist Even Gran has written a compelling, informative and in parts shocking story from secular America. Without doubt the book that has made the strongest impact on me this year». (Hans Olav Arnesen, Humanist Magazine)
«Even Gran has written a deeply interesting book about American atheists and humanists. Warmly recommended». (Arnfinn Pettersen)
«Thanks to Even Gran for important enlightenment of the people». (Levi Fragell).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Even Gran is a senior adviser in The Norwegian Humanist
Association, and a journalist in the association’s online news
outlet Fritanke.no. Since 2005 he has written full time about
lifestance, religion and lifestance politics in Norway and abroad.
The fall of 2014 og spring of 2015, he lived one year in Berkeley,
California. While there, he decided to take a closer look at the
US Humanist Movement.
This book is the result.
It is doubtful whether anyone in the US has experienced the wrath of Christian traditionalists to the same extent since the McCollum family in the 1940s.
But Jessica has also been described as a "rockstar of the Secular movement".
Hear Jessica tell about her breathtaking case on CNN
Damon, perhaps even more than Jessica, has had to bear grave social consequences for standing up for the secular principles.
Neil Ridgeley og Denise Graybill
The new Commissioners quickly started the practice that is the reason I have made the trip to Sykesville this day; They insisted on starting every board meeting with a prayer.
Neil and Denise sued them.
«Congress Shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion», is the first sentence in
the First Amendment to the US constitution.
At the same time, the US is one of the most
religious countries of the Western world.
The Religious Right argue that the US is
founded on Christianity and are campaigning to
deconstruct the Separation of State and Church.
This book is about those who oppose this - the
Secular Americans. Which battles are won, which
battles are lost?
In this book, you can also read long interviews
with people who have sacrificed a lot to uphold the
secular principles on which America is founded.
Educate yourself on the controversies around:
• The Pledge of Allegiance
• «In God We Trust» – The National Motto
• The National Day of Prayer
• State prohibitions against hiring atheists
Table of Contents
E-mail: evengran -@- gmail.com
Bergen, April 14
Tønsberg, April 18
Oslo, April 20
Molde, May 19
Stavanger, May 23
Drøbak, June 8
Namsos, September 19
Kristiansund, September 20
Volda, September 29
Sand, Rogaland, October 29
HSØ-Bakkenteigen, November 17
Horten, March 8