by Jesse Galef –
I’m going to the Freedom From Religion Foundation convention is this weekend! If you can’t join Hemant to go gallivanting off to the Rally to Restore Sanity in DC, come to Madison, WI with me! It should be an awesome time.
Look at some of the lineup: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Linda Greenhouse, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Julia Sweeney, and — of course — Dan Barker and Steven Benson.
I’m really looking forward to meeting Cenk Uygur, who is receiving the “Emperor Has No Clothes Award.” Cenk is the host and founder of The Young Turks, a huge web & radio show. Check out his announcement that he’ll be coming:
This should be good!
Not only was I a guest on The Young Turks to talk about our Secular Coalition for America policy briefing at the White House, but they also had Jen McCreight on via webcam to talk about Boobquake. When secular students drew the Muhammad stick figures, they had a segment defending the students.
Cenk has no qualms saying things that might offend people, and has been delightfully strident on the issue of religion. Considering that the award is for “celebrating ‘plain speaking’ on the shortcomings of religion by public figures” he seems like an excellent choice.
If you’re coming to the convention, be sure to find me and say hi!