Give me a birthday present!

I woke up this morning determined: I was going to at least click “like” on every birthday wish on my facebook.  Then I woke up to this: You guuuuuuuuuuuuuys! :’(  I love you and all, but that’s too much love.  I have shit to do!  Just know that this made my morning and I’m so, [Read More...]

Help out Ben Blanchard.

Ben just dedicated a year of his life to humanitarian efforts in the third world.  He’s an atheist activist and one of the nicest people I’ve met in all my years on the road. Sadly, he just had to spend a week in the hospital.  He’s insured, but as I can attest, being an activist [Read More...]

Help a young atheist conservationist get educated!

I met Niki at a conference she was helping to run a while back.  She was extremely kind and a very hard worker.  And now she’s been accepted into the University of Exeter’s Animal Behavior Master’s program. It’s one of the only behavioral programs in the world that combines biology and psychology and, by that [Read More...]

Help send a deserving young woman to Camp Quest.

One of the organizers of Camp Quest Kansas City linked me to this post the other day and it seemed like a worthy cause to share: Carey is no longer welcomed at the church camp she attended for years after coming out to her youth group friends and leadership. After a brief stint with Judaism, [Read More...]

A pair of atheists need our help.

Two readers of the blog have reached out to me to ask for assistance.  Both are good peeps and both are in a bit of a shitty situation.  The first is Rich: As you know, I have had asthma for years. That’s why when I was singing ‘White & Nerdy’ at karaoke I had to [Read More...]

Help Ed Brayton fight a lawsuit.

The other day Ed posted: So it looks like I’m going to be sued by a white supremacist who doesn’t like it that I’ve called him a white supremacist several times over the last few years. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail right now because I need to hire an attorney [Read More...]

Help save LogiCon!

One of my favorite places to speak is in Northwest, Arkansas.  It’s pretty, close to my family, but most of all the secular groups in that region are really strong (probably the strongest that don’t get national attention).  This year they’re running their LogiCon conference again.  I was invited to speak, but it’s the same [Read More...]

Nations pulling funding from Uganda in the wake of harsh anti-gay laws.

Make no mistake: Uganda President Museveni knew this was going to happen.  He even pre-empted it as he signed the bill.  But he did it anyway, and now nations that don’t want their money going to support a government culpable for such startling inhumanity are withdrawing funds. At least three European countries announced the withdrawal [Read More...]

Help support Oasis, an inclusive atheist community in Kansas City.

As the atheist movement grows we have begun to shun many of our own.  Sometimes this is justifiable, sometimes it isn’t.  In either case it creates resentment that prevents us from learning from one another.  That infighting turns people away from atheism – including people who want to leave their church but worry about finding [Read More...]

Long-time Camp Quest counselor’s house burglarized.

Cambridge Broxterman has been a Camp Quest counselor for years.  She’s not just a counselor, she’s organized retreats to plan for the upcoming CQ season and had other managerial roles.  She’s committed, and very good at what she does.  I worked with her at Camp Quest Ohio a few years back (when I tried to [Read More...]