Todd Stiefel AMA

Todd Stiefel is doing his Ask Me Anything over on reddit. Todd is the guy responsible for me having a job.  A donation from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation created the high school program here at the Secular Student Alliance (which I was hired to build).  He’s a great guy, laid back and fun. Head on [Read More...]

SSA Week

The SSA has a sweet matching offer on the table from Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss.  Because we feel like meeting that matching offer this month (it will be evaluated at the end of June) in order to get the fall semester off to a killer start, June 6th-June 16th will be SSA Week. “Isn’t [Read More...]

Dudes can be sexy heathens too!

Got left this on my facebook the other day. How could I not give his blog a plug?  He’s wearing drag!  Plus, he’s written on the DOMA ruling from yesterday and I haven’t, so go check out that post. [Read more...]

Taking a moment to think of the work we do

I received an email yesterday from August, the SSA’s executive director.  It made me tear up. Dear JT Eberhard, At first Jade’s administrators refused to let her form a club for secular students. All she wanted was a place where students could come together and celebrate reason free from judgement and harassment. There were religious [Read More...]

How I roll

How I roll at SSA HQ when we get a new high school group. Thanks Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, AZ.  [Read more...]

A Case for Mockery

Since meeting him three years ago, I have been a big fan of Sam Singleton – not only for his presence on stage and ability to hold an audience in the palm of his hand, but also for his character off of it.  I’ve extended him the invitation to submit a few pieces to this [Read More...]

Know a great activist? Tell the SSA about them!

Ok, the Secular Student Alliance is having a conference this summer, just like we do every year.  It’s awesome.  A lot of your favorite people will be there.  So will I.  You should come (but bear in mind that it’s a leadership conference – don’t come expecting philosophy, come expecting to learn how to be [Read More...]

High school students changing the world

Last month I spoke at an activity fair put on by a group of students at Dundee-Crown High School.  The event was one of the most well-organized gigs I’ve ever been to – and it was done by high school students passionate about human rights. Some of them are the same students that immediately decided [Read More...]

Update on the Osteen situation. They lied even worse than we thought.

I’ve added the following update to the post on Joel Osteen and his wife visiting a public elementary school today. From one of the people keeping tabs on the goings on at Amidon-Bowen. I was lied to by the Vice principal. He told me to my face when I asked, “What will be read?” that [Read More...]

I knew it

Ok, so we were worried about Joel Osteen visiting a public elementary school.  Like Bradlee Dean, they said they were going to keep it secular.  However, for people who have a vested interest in converting children it’s just a difficult cheese to swallow that they’re going to the school just to pull weeds and read [Read More...]


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