Sign the Alexander Aan petition

Show the power of atheists in the United States.  If you have a few minutes, go sign this petition.  Please. Earlier this year, Indonesian civil servant Alexander Aan posted on Facebook that he doubted the existence of God. He was then attacked and beaten by an angry mob, and arrested for blasphemy. On June 14, [Read More...]

Freethought in the first grade

I received this email yesterday. Hello JT. I saw you at the Reason Rally and was very motivated by all of the talk and encouragement directed toward the students and teachers who are making a difference in the public school setting. I am an elementary teacher in ##### (1st grade). Each year I struggle with [Read More...]

Skepticon art contest!

It’s a little less than four months out, but I’m already pumped about Skepticon 5.  Of course, it’s my baby, so I’m already attached to it.  But I also want to see what the new crew does with it.  Last year they exceeded anything I could have ever dreamed of.  I suspect this year will [Read More...]

Update on legal letter

Ok, here’s an update on my post from yesterday (which apparently is getting spread all over hell and creation – see this comment in Jezebel for why I get paid the big [by activist standards] bucks). Upon sending the school my letter, the person who sent the letter to the SSA responded to me and [Read More...]

Attacks on the SSA continue

Recall last week I talked about the Secular Student Alliance website getting attacked? Personally, I’m thrilled about this.  It means that somewhere out there some believers have accepted that god isn’t going to do shit and that praying for misfortune to befall the SSA wasn’t going to accomplish anything, so they had to actually do [Read More...]

Want to know what the high school secular landscape looks like?

**UPDATE** I have posted an update on this situation.  It can be read here. **/UPDATE** Do you read the bible, Ringo?  There’s this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he [Read More...]

The past and the future: a look at what SSA 2012 meant

In 2009 PZ Myers led a zerg of the creationist museum to kick off the Secular Student Alliance‘s Annual Leadership Conference.  Jen McCreight attended the conference that year and provided a picture of the attendees. [Read more...]

Madison Freethought Festival: Lyz Liddell and young secularists

My boss, Lyz Liddell, talking about how young atheists are turning into a juggernaut. [Read more...]

The team behind the high school program

I wanted to include the contents of this post in with the post about the article on high school atheism, but I decided that the article should get its own space. I want to tell you about all the people at SSA HQ who make the high school program rock. Lyz Liddell – My boss, [Read More...]

High School atheists in the Washington Post

Yesterday a fantastic article ran in the Washington Post highlighting the high school program at the Secular Student Alliance. Administrators at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Fla. rejected an atheist club twice on the grounds it was “too controversial.” Students at another Florida high school were told by administrators that no religious clubs were permitted [Read More...]


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