By DAVID BRILL - SBS DATELINE (AUSTRALIA)
Added: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:15:38 UTC
Via Why Evolution Is True
For decades now, America's evangelical Christians have been vigorously promoting their faith, taking it into the mainstream of society and politics. The country's atheists and agnostics have increasingly felt pushed to the margins. But now they're fighting back, trying to make their views just as widely known. The non-believers recently gathered in Houston for the annual Texas Freethought Convention where the star attraction was Christopher Hitchens, straight from his hospital bed and ready to throw a few more verbal hand grenades despite what appears to be a terminal illness. David Brill was there.
REPORTER: David Brill
For over 40 years, David has travelled the world covering wars and disasters from the fall of Saigon to the Middle East conflict.
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Why should he sit still and see a valued and precious discipline being insulted, even threatened with not being taught?