About David Smalley

Reasonably Controversial: How The Regressive Left is Killing The Atheist Movement

I often wonder why I take the time to write an entire article, when many of you just read the headline and start a pissing match in the comments. You beg for short reads, and then criticize the lack of nuance. Well, there is no tl;dr version of this one. But it needs to be said. Today’s podcast episode continues the set of [Read More…]

Should All Humanists Be Vegan?

I’m not vegan, but I am food non-conforming veg-curious. That was my tweet from April that caused PETA to reach out to me via Twitter and start an interesting conversation about the struggle I’ve been having with my food choices. It wasn’t long thereafter, that someone reached out from PETA’s Celebrity Relations division, asking to [Read More…]

Is The Alt-Left Creating Conservative Atheists?

Perhaps Liberals don’t want atheists on their team anymore. In fact, more nonbelievers and the religiously unaffiliated are identifying as Libertarian, Independent, and even Conservative than ever before. Why? Because the vast majority of skeptics are reasonable people, who quickly identify hyperbole and extremism, and avoid it like the plague. Many of us grew up [Read More…]

Grow Up, Liberals

Censorship is not the way to go. [Read more…]

Congratulations America

Congratulations America. You’ve shown that the middle class white blue collar voter still has a voice in this country. We had no idea. Congratulations Democrats. Your corruption and deception led to the election of an unelectable hated candidate in bed with corporate America who voters don’t trust. Congratulations Misogynists. The most powerful leader in the free [Read More…]

A 3rd Party Vote is a Vote for Scalia

As someone who was considering a 3rd party vote, everything changed for me Sunday night. Bernie was not treated fairly. I’m pissed, too. And as much of an activist as I am, I have to say, now’s not the time for protest. As I debate apologists and right-wing fundamentalists in my radio studio, I have [Read More…]

Responding to Bryan Fischer

A few minutes into my radio show with Bryan Fischer, he talked about a baker who refused to bake a cake “with Bible verses on it” and that the court said “It’s okay to discriminate against Christians, but not the other way around.” At the time, I didn’t know enough about the case to respond properly, [Read More…]

Bryan Fischer vs. David Smalley

My recent guest on Dogma Debate #271  began garnering national attention after he was hired by the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center listed as an anti-gay hate group in 2010. Now, he’s the Host of Focal Point on American Family Radio, and essentially, my exact polar opposite. Yes, I’m talking about [Read More…]

What’s Killing The Atheist Movement?

Remember when our friends could be wrong? I do. Lots of my friends were idiots growing up. Hell, I was that idiot a few times. But we stuck by each other, we worked through our issues, and we grew together. Sometimes, years later, we’d look back at things we did and apologize for being assholes. [Read More…]

Corruption: The New Apple Pie

My fellow Americans,   We’ve been swindled. And it’s been happening for about 200 years. The reason you think Hillary is a crook, is not because she has done something unusual for politicians. It’s because in the age of the Internet & hackers, we now have ways of finding out things we were never meant [Read More…]