This is the Mormon Whose Resignation Letter Was Read Aloud by Comedian Lewis Black

Last Sunday in Oklahoma City, comedian Lewis Black read a letter written by an 18-year-old who officially resigned from the Mormon Church. A video of that reading was uploaded on Thursday, where it’s been viewed more than 300,000 times on Facebook alone.

Now we know who’s behind that letter.

His name is Trevor Sepulvida, he’s been an atheist for two years, and he submitted his resignation to the Mormon Church on midnight of November 4, the day he turned 18. One of the ways he celebrated was to share his frustration with Lewis Black.



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Center For Inquiry Opens Humanists Orphans Center in Kenya

The Center For Inquiry affiliate in Kenya has a really wonderful project to help “vulnerable children living in disadvantaged areas to make them realize their potential” — and it just grew bigger with the opening of the Humanist Orphans Center:

CFI-Kenya’s Executive Director George Ongere explains what they were doing before and what’s happening now:

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Bill Maher’s Interview with Muslim Feminist Asra Nomani Was Fascinating

On last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher interviewed Muslim feminist Asra Nomani (author of Standing Alone).

Topic of conversation? Why liberals (of all people) have such a hard time admitting that religion is a major part of the problem when it comes to terrorists killing in the name of it and advancing policies that specifically hurt women.



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Atheist Activist is (Again) Charged with Putting Stickers on Ohio Courthouse’s Church Directory

A year ago, I posted about a message board encased in glass outside the Athens County Courthouse (in Ohio) that listed the addresses of all the houses of worship in the area.

Eliot Kalman, a resident who used to head up the local branch of the ACLU, believed the presence of that sign was unconstitutional… he complained about it to local officials but they responded by saying they were simply providing information to the public, not promoting any of the religious groups — and that he could request his own group be added to the list if he wanted. Unsatisfied with that answer, he fought back by putting a giant sticker on the board:

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Paris Under Siege in Apparent Terrorist Attacks

As I write this, there are multiple terrorist attacks going on in Paris, with several dozen dead and many more currently being held hostage in the Bataclan theater.

It’s unclear if these attacks are linked with the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year, though initial reports suggest suicide bombs.

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