We did good

Jessica Ahlquist was on CNN yesterday and, as usual, did the atheist movement proud.

Check the video and note that they talk about the Evil Little Thing shirts.

First she spoke about how Palumbo’s remarks did manage to hurt her feelings, but look at her light up when she talks about the support she has received (and when people send her photos in their shirts).

We’re all in this together.  We’ve all made a difference for this incredible young woman.

Good job, everyone.

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.

  • http://chronosynclasticinfundibulum.wordpress.com/ salo

    This whole story is just so amazing on Jessica’s part, and so sad on Cranston’s part. I’m curious how, 10, 20, 30 years from now we will look back on this event. I wonder if this will turn into one of our movement’s big moments. I certainly like to think it will.

  • http://www.EvilLittleShirts.com Jenn

    Jenn from http://www.EvilLittleShirts.com here. I just wanted to chime in and let everyone know that JT’s idea for these shirts combine with this communities willingness to buy them had generated well over $5000 for Jessica’s scholarship fund BEFORE the CNN story. A new wave of orders is coming in since the story and pushing the total ever higher!

    • http://idioprag.com WilloNyx

      My question, forgive me if this has been answered, is if the widget on Friendly Atheist includes the amount from the sales or if that is on top of the 42k+? Just curious.

      • http://www.EvilLittleShirts.com Jenn

        Nope, it doesn’t. Not yet. I have been trying to figure out how to make the donation without using Paypal but I can’t do that through the widget. I may have to do it directly through the group that is going to administer the scholarship. Not sure yet. Also, as of this evening, we have surpassed $6000 that is waiting to be donated! Yahoo!!

  • Mare Lacrimarum

    I’m proud to support her education. Rock on Jessica!