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.

MORNING HAPPINESS: How the cake turned out.

Good morning, friends.  The things I put in my stomach last night have it trying to vacate my body.  I’m going to go back lay down. But before I do I wanted to share pictures of Michaelyn’s cake: [Read more...]

Church owes a big thanks to Ben Franklin.

This image is awesome, not because a church is getting struck by lightning (I don’t want that), but because seeing lightning from the ground is awe-inspiring: Sure there are plenty of jokes to make about god sending a message, but I prefer not to make light of ill-befalling an institution I dislike (even if the way [Read More...]

Hulu yanks Duggars’ “19 Kids And Counting”, TLC likely to follow.

After it was revealed that Josh Duggar had molested five underage girls, some as old as nine, maximum (or, as the Duggars called it while not telling the police, “a mistake”), advertisers started fleeing for the hills.  Now Hulu has yanked episodes of the show: Hulu has pulled “19 Kids and Counting” from its lineup, following reports [Read More...]

Cake update #2: making the pieces.

Michaelyn continues to make her six-layer rainbow cake for the cake party tonight in Kansas City.  :D [Read more...]

Edwina Rogers is suing the SCA.

Hemant reports on Edwina Rogers suing the Secular Coalition for America which fired her as its executive director last year.  After she was terminated Camp Quest Director Amanda Metskas took over the position on a temporary basis.  As Hemant says: Rogers claims that SCA President Amanda Metskas — who “envied Plaintiff” — wanted the higher salary that [Read More...]

62% of Republicans believe invading Iraq was the right thing to do.

A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University has found that despite the revelation that we went into Iraq based on a lie and despite the body count (of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians) that 62% of Republicans still believe invading Iraq was the right thing to do? Going to war with Iraq was the wrong [Read More...]

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau might not be happy with Gov. Jindal’s anti-gay executive order.

Louisiana was considering one of those “religious freedom” bills, y’know the kind that pissed everybody off at Indiana so much that even Arkansas wanted no piece of that.  The bill died in committee by a 10-2 vote, but Bobby Jindal wasn’t prepared to let it die.  Jindal then issued an executive order that reiterated most of [Read More...]

CAKE MAKING #1: Separating the egg whites.

Michaelyn has uncovered a nifty trick for separating egg whites using an empty soda bottle: I kinda like her. [Read more...]

Republican governor of North Carolina will veto anti-gay bill, cites adherence to the Constitution.

I rag on the Republicans because, well, they do a lot of stupid things.  But I must give credit where it’s due.  First, though, I have to rag on North Carolina Republicans for this bullshit: Back in February when the North Carolina state Senate passed an anti-gay marriage bill to “protect” magistrates from having to [Read More...]


Good morning, everybody!  Michaelyn is going to spend much of the day making a cake for a party tonight.  I’ll try to lace some pictures in with my posting today.  :) Here are some friends having tummy and nibble time: [Read more...]