In a letter denouncing Ron Lindsay titled "Statement of Objection to Center for Inquiry CEO Ron Lindsay's Actions Regarding Feminism" it adds:
As a result of Dr. Lindsay’s actions, the past year’s conflicts have been further enflamed, continuing to alienate the demographic showing most growth potential within the secular community - women - not just from CFI, but from the secular movement. Secular Woman is hopeful that Dr. Lindsay and/or the CFI Board of Directors will offer a formal, complete, and deserved apology and retraction to Secular Woman and all secular women and feminists regarding his “welcome” statement and later blog comments. We trust that Dr. Lindsay and the CFI Board will now, and in the future, actively demonstrate their intolerance of all who harass, threaten, bully, and work to silence women and feminists. Finally, Secular Woman seeks open and honest in-person dialogue regarding women, feminism, and the secular community with the CFI Board of Directors.
This continues to chant the "feminist" line that if it secularism took reproductive rights more seriously, more women would join.
What "feminists" seem to mean when they make this statement is if the secular community more actively owned certain political viewpoints, women would flock to secular groups.
How is this viewpoint at all rational?
Presumably those that have unreservedly feminist views already belong to a liberal church.
The message sent to the Unitarian Universalists and Lutherans would be: "Hey, secularism is exactly like this but better!"
Meanwhile the message sent to Catholics and Mormons would simply remain: "F*** you, if you are going to say anything remotely neutral about the 'traditional' family structure you may as well keep tithing!"
The strategy seems to be to cannibalize whatever remains of the Christian left. Take whatever organization they already have in place around social justice issues, and throw it out the bloody window!
The person they're trying to recruit is the card-carrying NOW member that stays away from atheism because Christopher Hitchens was a bit too much.
There must be at least five of these people!
A winning strategy?