Law Enforcement Advice?

Someone on twitter under the handle zombiecamera made the following two tweets (he deleted the first). Death to @JessicaAhlquist And… @jessicaahlquist your home address posted online i cant wait to hear about you getting curb stomped you fucking worthless cunt Jessica, brave little trooper she is, retweeted the second. Any of you out there in [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #8

This post (and all posts on the Cranston Commenters) contains the opinions of JT Eberhard – not the Secular Student Alliance. Someone find me a dump truck full of pacifiers for the commenters in the Providence Journal. harley0011 adds to the cacophony: This state disgusts me more every day. It is rulings like this why [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #7

They’re so cute with their tantrums and their arguments they haven’t thought through. legal_eagle wants a piece next. This was from information collected in a 2010 Gallup Poll: “Americans are overwhelmingly sure there’s a God who answers prayers. This fits with most Americans’ views: 92% say there is a God and 83% say this God [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #6

Here comes twiggy02919 with the wannabe logic hammer. I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” This is our history don’t you dare change it. That crap was added in 1956, 176 [Read More...]

Team WWJTD Deploy!

Ok guys.  Jessica Ahlquist is getting some pretty fierce harassment over twitter. Her twitter is @JessicaAhlquist.  If only a bunch of sharp-toothed, debate-savvy people on twitter were to rush to her defense. Leave them in metaphorical pieces. Well, that fight got turned around real fast.  I freaking love all of you.  Stay on ‘em! [Read more...]

Cranston Commenters #5

They’re like an energizer bunny if he was fueled by obliviousness. SpencerE says: Seperation of Church and State is regarding LAW(read: Iran and a reigious based GOVERNMEMT) and not hanging a prayer in a school. If someone was a true “athiest” why do they even care that the prayer is hanging there? I’m personally agnostic [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #4

They’re like locusts. From Frankie 4496 we get: Jessica has been used by her parents….They should be ashamed of themselves for exposing their daughter as a renegade. The judge’s decision is also in error and he only shows that he is not friendly to the religions.. What a terrible situation…. She was used by her [Read More...]

Cranston High School Administrators – You Weren't Heroes Then, You're Not Heroes Now

I was sent an article today that I wrote (and forgot about) for Atheism Resource last year.  It was back when Cranston residents were admonishing the banner committee to be heroes by fighting a losing fight. Jessica Ahlquist is a sophomore at Cranston High School West in Rhode Island, where a Christian prayer has been [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #3

More delightful Christians lining up to have their wrists slapped! Matt D says: Hopefully, Jessica and her family will rid themselves of all those evil pieces of paper in their pockets and wallets that contain the phrase “In God We Trust”. I’m not a religious person and see no issue with it, it’s a piece [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #2

Onward with comments from the Provo Journal. HeatMiseR says: “The banner has been hanging for 50 years! Who is this girl to come along now and demand it’s removal? Take it down and when she leaves the school put it right back up!!” It was there for fifty years!  And how long had segregation been [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #1

The posts on this site, including all the Cranston Commenters posts, reflect the opinions of JT Eberhard, not the Secular Student Alliance. The commenters in the Providence Journal article on the Cranston banner are a bunch of animals.  I’ve decided to dissect a bunch of them over the course of the next few days.  I [Read More...]

Faith Is Apparently A Poor Motivation To Be Honest

Let’s get one thing straight, nobody honestly thought the banner at Cranston High was secular.  The tip off for anybody without a severed head are the words “Our heavenly father” and “Amen”. And the residents of Cranston knew it.  Take this excerpt from the judge’s decision. One citizen, who spoke after Plaintiff, suggested that, “If [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist Totally Was the Bad Guy

There is a large, angry mob in Cranston, Rhode Island (and I imagine this mob extends across the United States) who believes Jessica Ahlquist, a shy, overly compassionate high school student is the bad guy.  This boggles my mind. She saw the prayer banner and did not run immediately to the ACLU.  Instead, she informed [Read More...]

Victory for Jessica Ahlquist

Jessica Ahlquist, the brave student at Cranston High School in Rhode Island, has won her lawsuit.  The prayer banner in the Cranston High School gymnasium is coming down. I have often referred to Jessica as the Harry Potter of atheism.  She is young, got thrust into a situation against adults who tried to bully her, [Read More...]