Letter update: delay

I know, I’m such a tease.  But there are some developments going for which I need more time.  Big post will be up tomorrow.  Sorry guys.

Be ready though.  The outcome is…different than what we expected.  The part of his letter bragging about the faculty at the school conspiring against the burgeoning secular club was not true.  So the school itself is not breaking the law (at least, not in the way described to us by one of its teachers).

This shifts the focus of our concern toward how he said educators should treat nonbelieving students.  The response to that has been…frustrating and time consuming.

I plan to release names, his letter in full, copies of emails, etc.  Right now I’m trying to get the school to commit to doing more than they have.  People will undoubtedly want to apply societal pressure to those involved.  I’d just rather it be pressure for the school to follow through on what they promised to do rather than outrage for what they’ve not done.

Hang tight and be ready to go.

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://www.facebook.com/danmarshall danmarshall

    Thanks for the update! I’ve been sitting and refreshing the site about once every 20 minutes today. Look forward to reading the story…

  • http://www.atheist-faq.com Jasper of Maine (I feel safe and welcome at FTB)


  • Randomfactor

    False witness again, huh? They’ll never learn…

  • http://peopleofpublictransport.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Aww, I’ve got the Orbital Snark Cannon all warmed up and nowhere to bombard.

    • Makoto

      I really need to build one of those.. are the plans online?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1125654410 matthewread

    You are being very smart about this whole thing. Not that we expect anything less… I, for one, am happy to be a part of the ravening horde waiting to be unleashed at the strategic moment!

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    Project Runway bringing people together =)