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...]

Harassment policy at American Atheists

I was invited along with many other FtBers and some other bloggers to sit in on a conference call today to discuss the American Atheists’ new harassment policy. 1.  I appreciated them getting input from us.  They got us together and they actually listened. 2.  Dave Silverman was very frank: he wanted a policy that [Read More...]

Missouri Amendment 2, help me out here.

DrB-   Missouri holds its primary elections August 7th. They’re somewhat unnecessary at this point, as Romney has the GOP nomination, and Obama has the DNC. But, we have them at tax payer expense. Whatever. There’s a constitutional amendment on the ballot as well, and I plan to do a bit of organization trying to [Read More...]

Once more unto the breach

SSA Communications Director, Jesse Galef, was just on CNN where he masterfully parried every pointed question pointed his way.  Jesse will once again be going on CNN.  The appointed time is tomorrow, Saturday, June 16th sometime during the 7pm hour. Rumor has it that this time he’ll be joined by Hemant Mehta and that there [Read More...]

I get interviewed sometimes

I was on Meet the Skeptics recently. Listen to it here. Yesterday I did an interview with Dan Fincke over at Camels with Hammers for SSA Week/Blogathon.  I was one amongst a litany of impressive company.  You can read mine here. One of my favorite lines from that interview was when Dan asked how I [Read More...]

Jesse Galef rocks it on CNN (and why I don't have his job)

The contents of this post are the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. Here’s Jesse’s interview on CNN.  The anchor shoveled propaganda at him and he cut through it like a laid back chainsaw.  Good for him. The man is a savant at his job.  He can hear questions like that, smile, [Read More...]

Death threat #10

Back when Skepticon was getting on its feet, I received nine death threats over the space of two years.  One of them actually made the threat by showing up on my front porch.  Anyway, I decided then that when I hit my tenth death threat I would throw a huge party.  I was certain that [Read More...]

Jesse Galef on CNN in 20 minutes!

At 9:40 EST, Secular Student Alliance communications director Jesse Galef will be on CNN discussing the sharp decline in religiosity of the Millenial generation. Tune in! [Read more...]

Millenials turning the tide in the culture war

Just in time for SSA Week CNN has posted an article about the recent pew poll confirming that the youngest generation is really starting to say “wtf?” to religion.  The one that gave us this graph: Guess who’s square in the middle of this?  If you guessed the Secular Student Alliance, you guessed right. According [Read More...]

Fuck rally

In college, our secular group put on an outdoor concert.  After the second band went up, campus security approached the organizer and told him that the bands couldn’t use curse words.  I wasn’t able to make it, but three weeks later the story broke in the campus paper. This is how we responded.  I suggest [Read More...]


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