Contributions

Secular Campus Group’s Office Vandalized; Group Responds
May 10, 2012


This morning the Titans for Reason, the secular pro-science student group at California State University – Fullerton, found their on-campus office space vandalized, apparently by a religious individual or group.

Blogs Are Valuable and Enrich the Discourse, Says Study. I Agree.
January 12, 2012


Some commenters say they’re tired of skeptics and freethinkers talking about sexism and privilege; some accuse freethoughtblogs.com and skepchick.org of being echo chambers and commenters of being “ditto-heads” (a term I’d never seen before). In my own organization, there are a few individuals who downplay the value of the skeptic/freethought blogosphere instead of seeing it as a valuable space for getting feedback, evaluating interest, building connections, and impacting attitudes, among other things.

Video posted: “Diversity in the Atheist Movement”
May 2, 2011


Greta Christina, Jen McCreight (“Blag Hag” ), & I discussed diversity and outreach at the AHA conference last month.

More “Fan” Mail: How Are We Secular Humanists So Sure We’re Right, Huh?
August 5, 2010


Hissing like vampires, scurrying like cockroaches: e-mailer pulls no punches when describing us poor, deluded nonbelievers.

Free Expression Essay Contest Deadline Extended to January 31, 2010
December 16, 2009

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College students are invited to write on “The Importance of Free Expression and Its Limits (If Any).” Top prize: $2,000 USD.

Campaign for Free Expression Essay Contest
November 2, 2009

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Open to college students; top prize is $2,000.

Witches put demons in Halloween candy?  More could believe that’s true than you might think.
October 30, 2009


For most Americans, the idea of angels and demons in the world—even in our candy!—isn’t as far-fetched as skeptics might hope…

Penn Jillette Celebrates Blasphemy Day in “Penn Says”
September 29, 2009


Magician, entertainer, and gadfly Penn Jillette introduces the history of Blasphemy Day, then blasphemes (of course!).

Story Time with Pastor Matutis: Mandatory demon-filled swine flu vaccinations coming soon
September 23, 2009


A pastor shares his prophetic end-time anti-vax vision with the Center for Inquiry

Atheist.  Rapper.  Homophobe.  Should the “atheist movement” withhold support?
September 17, 2009


Recent creative efforts by “atheist rapper” Charlie Check’m have led many atheists to turn their backs. Should we?