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Swoopy pops in for a quick chat with Derek about what she has been doing, and some fun, new, ideas for Skepticality. Derek interviews Sean Faircloth about his new role at the Richard Dawkins Foundation For Reason and Science, USA branch and his new book, "Attack of the Theocrats!".
Show Notes

– Date – January 17, 2012
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Interview Notes

– Sean Faircloth was the former executive director of The Secular Coalition for America.
– Sean now is Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science USA.
– New book is Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – —and What We Can Do About It.
– The book deals with the effects and fallout of irrational thinking in our political leaders.
– How can the rational people mount opposition to the well organized religious right.
– The book focuses on the harm that occurs when religious thinking is allowed to influence government policy.
– Takes a view which both the skeptic, atheist, and religious believer can come to a common view.
– We have to persuade a broader public and connect to the hearts of the masses.
– Sean has lots of hope after seeing how the reasonable ‘normal’ Joe-six-pack agrees with most of these views.
The fundamentalist 50, could have been the fundamentalist 100.
– The pivot point in the USA came around the time between Carter and Reagan.
– Republicans have changed drastically in the past 40 years, Barry Goldwater himself would be outcast in this climate.
Elizabeth Cornwell works with Sean on USA focused policy and issues.
– Sean will be at the 2012 Reason Rally.
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