Some bittersweet news.
Ellen Johnson is stepping down as president of American Atheists.
In the spirit of obtaining all that she (and any other Atheist) can from one life the elegant, energetic and outspoken Ms. Johnson will now focus her passions on a new adventure. Just what that might be we do not yet know. We know, however, that it will be something splendid!
No real reason is given. But there doesn’t seem to be any animosity or bad blood. Ellen will still remain on the AA board.
She was a controversial figure but a visible voice for atheism, appearing on several national news programs during her tenure.
There is one piece of good news that comes with this announcement: For the time being, Ellen will be be replaced by Frank Zindler.
Frank is the editor of AA’s magazine, the author of several books about atheism, and a fantastic spokesperson for the cause.
It’s only temporary, though, until a permanent president is appointed. (Unlike other organizations, American Atheist’s leader is not elected.)
You’ll be hearing more about this story soon enough.
No doubt there will be a lot of changes made to the organization and how it is run.