I’m a big bad columnist. w00t!

American Atheist magazine has published my first article, The Power of Coming Out.  To get a digital subscription to the magazine, all you have to do is become a member of American Atheists.  Easy, right?  Here’s an excerpt. Realize that part of the reason it is so hard for you is that generations before you [Read More...]

If you’re good at something, never do it for free.

You know the two industries that continue to thrive during an economic downturn?  They are education (people picking up skills to get employed) and entertainment.  People want to be entertained.  It’s why more people are outraged about Manti Te’o’s faux girlfriend than about drone strikes killing innocent people.  Lesson?  Make your activism entertaining if you [Read More...]

Secular Therapist Project continues to grow.

I am a registered client with the Secular Therapist Project, which many of you have supported since it went live.  The other day I got an email from them that brightened my otherwise dreary day. Today I am thrilled to announce that we just achieved 100 registered therapists for the Secular Therapist Project. We also [Read More...]

Live-stream of my video to ECS.

The other day I recorded a video for a Christian high school.  It will be shown today and live-streamed from this page (it will be under worldview week #4) somewhere between 8:30am-9am CST. I got this email from Mr. Brink this morning. JT …. What a gift! I believe that we will be live-streaming the [Read More...]

More restaurants that suck.

We just keep adding more.  This is the fourth post of this type (you can read the first, second, and third). Today’s sadness: I now have to avoid two of my favorite fast food places. Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week [Read More...]

The Secular Student Alliance has a $250,000 matching offer for 2013.

How did I not know about this?  (Rhetorical question…the answer is “vacation”) Anyway, the Secular Student Alliance has a $250,000 matching offer for 2013.  I firmly believe that the SSA is the most important of all the secular organizations.  Their mission has the greatest potential impact, and they are extremely well-run.  If you want to [Read More...]

Petition the government to tax churches.

I got sent one of those “official petition to the White House” type things about taxing the churches.  My optimism that these things will produce anything other than an humorous reply that is full of epic from a science adviser is pretty small.  Still, what could it hurt?  I especially liked this line. We personally [Read More...]

The Week in Review: Law and Atheism 1/17/2013

Reproductive Rights News Update This week, Pew Research Center released new polling data that seems to indicate that even among pro-life people, support  for reproductive rights is at an all-time high.  There seems to be more acceptance that abortions should be safe and legal when they do occur, even if these people would not choose [Read More...]

Zach Kopplin: still a little guy, even though he’s doing big things.

I was reading this article about Zach Kopplin, who is a one-man wrecking crew against creationism down in Louisiana.  Most of us know all the good things that Zach is doing, but this is the part that stood out to me. “This was a pivotal moment for me,” Kopplin told io9. “I had always been [Read More...]

Michele Bachman and the House Intelligence Committee

Anne here – If you haven’t already signed it, I’d like to issue a WWJTD activism alert for the petition by the People for the American Way to remove Michele Bachmann the House Intelligence Committee. There are any number of reasons for doing this, but primary among them is that she has never met a [Read More...]