A productive use of a church

I got invited to a concert to raise money for breast cancer research a couple weeks back by my friend Natasha.  I love a good cause, so even though I’m not generally the concert-going type, I agreed.

Here is the outside of the venue.  (As always, click the picture to make it laaaaaaaarger than life)

It says First Baptist Church, and it was clearly used as such at one time, but there were a bunch of scantily clad people walking around the church with various alcoholic concoctions.  If all church services were like this, we’d be in good shape.

So I got my bracelet trumpeting the fact that I’m 21 (and then some), and walked inside.


Yes, that’s a 6’8″ drag queen wearing a cupcake dress.  There were also dancing girls in corsets, pics of which I have elected to not include.

It was so much fun bathing in the victory of having a church, ordinarily a building that is functionally derelict, converted to a night club that raises money for science.  I may or may not have said a little prayer of thanks to the FSM over my $10 drink.

You guys are wonderful.
Update and pics from #AACon15. MST3K cast members were at my talk.
PERSONAL: Mid day lab pics from the wife.
It's funny how ambitions change over time.
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

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  • http://willisweb.com Jon Willis

    That’s freaking awesome!

  • http://detonatingducklings.blogspot.com/ Codex

    That’s damn cool. Not on the same level but I always though it was pretty awesome when I was a kid that many of my friends went to church on a Sunday morning… and so did I. Except mine was Glasgow Climbing Centre, a renovated Ibrox church.

  • http://xeroankh.blogspot.com xeroankh

    this is veronika_grey from xanga. i just found this site now. i was wondering where you had gone but i didn’t see your last post. >.> just now as i was cleaning my friends list did i click on your blog and realized you had made another one. so i shall follow you.