No Obligation to Protect Those Deviant Atheist High School Students?

Today on WWJTD, JT relates the details of a letter the Secular Student Alliance received from a high school teacher bragging about how he and his fellow Christian teachers thwarted some of their students who were attempting to start an SSA group. From the teacher’s letter: When beliefs are far from what is considered the norm you [Read More...]

In Which I Answer Leah Libresco's Moral Philosophy Concerns So You Don't Become A Catholic Too

Leah Libresco was an irreligious person with little interest in religious issues until as a Yale undergraduate she began dating a Catholic, reading Catholic theology and apologetics, and going to church with him. She wrote a blog about her process of weighing Catholicism against atheism. Recently, she converted to Catholicism. I have previously analyzed some of [Read More...]

Jesse Galef and the Obnoxious CNN Interview Questions

So Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance (on whose behalf I am awake in the wee hours of the morning blogging as part of a 24 hour blogathon) appeared on CNN today and the questions he got (nor the tone of voice he got them in) could not have been any more smarmy, indignantly [Read More...]

What Would JT Do If He Were Following The Law: An Interview About Students' and Teachers' Rights

JT Eberhard blogs at the breakout hit blog What Would JT Do? on our own Freethought Blogs network. JT Eberhard’s day job is to help high school students set up their Secular Student Alliance chapters. A big part of his job is to deal with obstinate administrations who try to prohibit them for illegal reasons. [Read More...]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Republican to Represent Secularists

The Secular Coalition for America was created to lobby lawmakers on behalf of all Americans who believe in secularism. This week they hired a longtime Republican operative, Edwina Rogers, to be their executive director. In this post, I am going to explore the pros and cons of hiring a Republican in general to run this [Read More...]

Edwina Rogers vs. Michael J. Fox

Most of us at Freethought Blogs are wary that the Secular Coalition for America has hired as their executive director Edwina Rogers, a career long Republican aid, lobbyist, and lawyer. The SCA was formed as the lobby which would specifically focus on advocating for secular lawmaking against the influence of theocratically minded legislators who want [Read More...]

A Republican to Head the Secular Coalition for America?

Edwina Rogers has just been announced as the executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, the national lobby on behalf of secularism in politics. She has a long career of service to the Republican party: [Read more...]

The Credible Hulk

I see and share seemingly dozens of amusing memes a week, but every now and then one just has to be blogged: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Have You Ever Lobbied Your Elected Officials?

The other night I posted video of Sean Faircloth talking about vital lobbying and organizational strategies which secularists need to employ in order to turn the political tide in the U.S. away from its troublingly theocratic current direction. The day before the Reason Rally, the Secular Coalition for America held a “Lobby Day for Reason”. The Secular [Read More...]


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