Don't miss the stand up for religious freedom rally!

Christina here… Crap, I forgot to blog about this until just now. Today, the nationwide Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally takes place, starting at noon. There’s a rally happening in St. Louis, so I’m going to go check it out. Here’s what the event is about: Opposition among the American people to the HHS [Read More...]

Finally! A Jersey Shore for conservatives

It’s so odd.  The Call of the Giles purports to be a reality spin-off for the faithful lovers of god and country (a distinction made not by how much an individual cares for the US of A, but on how ignorant they are of its history).  But there’s not much of a difference, really.  You [Read More...]

Buy an invisible dragon for SSA Week!

Every day of SSA Week will see a new creation of Kelley Freeman being auctioned to benefit the Secular Student Alliance.  Yesterday’s was an adorable FSM (that you can still bid on)! Today’s is the invisible dragon in your garage from Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World! Bid on it here.  Remember, it all goes to [Read More...]

WWJTD Blogathon

So many bloggers doing Blogathon (see the schedule here).  I mentioned before that I don’t have a 24-hour period all to myself over the next nine days, but Michaelyn and Christina have some time! Christina will be going this Saturday from 9am-9pm EST.  She’ll be posting every half hour. Michaelyn and I will be tag-teaming [Read More...]

SSA Week update

Hard to gripe too much about raising over half your goal in a single day.  As of right now SSA Week has raised $52,177!  You know how I can tell?   So anytime you’re wondering how well SSA Week is doing you can check over there.  However!  You’ll still want to keep your eye on [Read More...]

Buy some art, help secular students!

Sarah Hamilton (known to many in the atheist movement as “Ologies“) is donating all the proceeds from her artwork to the SSA for SSA week!  Head on over and buy some art for a good cause!  Or just head over and donate straight up.  That’s cool too.  Also, Kelley Freeman of Ramen Needles will be [Read More...]

Change your facebook for SSA Week!

Check this action out!  Facebook cover pics for SSA Week courtesy of SSA intern Ellen Lundgren. You could even change your main facebook pic if you were feeling super supportive.  And don’t forget to donate a few bucks.  Every bit helps the students next semester! [Read more...]

My work with the SSA

Here’s my personal start to SSA Week.  This post is long.  There is no TL;DR.  Please read it. Let me tell you a little bit about what I do at the SSA.  What you always hear about the SSA is that we’re doing good work.  While that’s very true, I’d like to take a moment [Read More...]

SSA Week off to a good start!

Ok, I thought $100,000 in ten days was a little ambitious.  But Todd Stiefel just made it the ultimate goal of SSA Week much more feasible. He has given a donation of $50,000.  I just counted and yes, that’s the correct number of zeroes.  We can do this! That means we have $50,000 left to [Read More...]

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...]

Reality is such a nuissance

Turns out that politicians in North Carolina have told scientists how to do their science.  It’s not good.  Michaelyn has the full scoop. The gist of it is this: scientists have predicted a one meter sea level rise by 2100.  Some are saying that the worst case scenario could be between 5 to 7 feet.  [Read More...]

Sam Singleton on, "Atheism is a religion too!"

Behold!  Another guest post from Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist. 1st guest post from Sam was A Case for Mockery. Atheism is Just Another Religion Brother Sam says in Patriarchs and Penises, “Atheism is not a religion. It is not a cult. It is to belief in God what a vacuum is to air. The absence [Read More...]

What we call courage, they call immoral.

Saw this paragraph nestled amongst this article. Also in Boston this month, the Profile in Courage Award was given by the John F. Kennedy Library to three former justices of the Iowa Supreme Court who were part of the unanimous court establishing same-sex marriage in Iowa as a constitutional right under state law, and who [Read More...]