Atheists (including my fiancee) go smile to smile with Sam Brownback.

My sweetie joined up with Adam and Amanda Brown (of Atheism Resource and We Are Atheism), as well as nice Christian (but with some really bad arguments) Fred Heeren, to meet with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday.

Michaelyn told me it went pretty well.

The first topic discussed was the issue of women’s health. Amanda Brown and Michaelyn Everhart tackled this topic with the Governor and tried to push him in the direction of stronger comprehensive sex education to help reduce the abortion rate in the state. They also argued against abstinence only education citing research that shows that it doesn’t actually work. The Governor seemed receptive to Brown and Everhart on this topic, but tried to defer the matter to the Kansas Department of Education.

What the article didn’t say is that Michaelyn pushed Brownback to recognize all of his constituents when he speaks publicly, including the atheists, since he represents them too.

That’s my fiancee.  :)  <3


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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.