About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

BREAKING: Nebraska’s gay marriage ban is history.

Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon (federal judge, so Roy Moore is unimpressed) has ruled that Nebraska’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.  I’m reading his ruling now and boy, does it have some lovely bits.  Like this: Nebraska’s “Defense of Marriage” Constitutional Amendment, Section 29, is an unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Every day when Michaelyn gets home…

…this happens. [Read more...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: American Atheists gets school to end prayer after baseball practice.

American Atheists was tipped off that the head coach and assistant coach of the Leesburg High School baseball team were leading the team in prayer after practice.  They took the right first step – they gave the school an opportunity to end the practice on their own.  And it worked! On February 10, American Atheists’ [Read More...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop wants Catholic school teachers declared “ministers” so he can control their private lives.

Meet Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop that oversees San Francisco: Archbishop Cordileone has long been a leading opponent of same-sex marriage. In 2008, he was instrumental in placing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, on the California ballot. He is also chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. Given his views [Read More...]

SCIENCE & POLITICS: Jim Inhofe throws a snowball at the President to disprove global warming.

I’m not joking. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor as part of a speech expressing skepticism about the reality of climate change. The Oklahoma Republican opened by showing pictures of an igloo his daughter’s family built during a snowstorm five years ago, when [Read More...]

Leonard Nimoy has died.

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, has died: Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of “Star Trek’s” logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83. Admittedly, I’m not much of a Star Trek fan.  But when any character gives us wisdom or was as [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: South Carolina school trying to ban homosexuality after two gay athletes come out.

After two players on their volleyball team came out as gay, Erskine College is attempting to ban homosexuality.  Because that’s going to work about as well as banning pre-marital sex. The school’s “Statement on Human Sexuality,” issued late last week, said “We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage [Read More...]

ACTIVISM: The Hotline Project has officially launched!

For months now I’ve been volunteering with the Hotline Project (my capacity has been to vet applicants).  After all this work (and exponentially more work on the part of Sarah Morehead and Suzi Bocks), it’s finally launched. We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Hotline Project! After two years of work by a [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Kitten learns that size matters.

Good morning everybody! [Read more...]

GODLESSNESS: Liberty Institute lied about the FFRF too. FFRF delivers swift, emotionless metaphorical backhand.

I wrote the other day about how the Liberty Institute named the five most dangerous enemies (their words) to Christianity in the United States.  Rob Boston at Americans United pointed out how their claims about AU (not unlike many of their other claims) weren’t exactly true. Now the FFRF has jumped in as well: It’s [Read More...]


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