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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 12 2011

Another Hoosier Hypocrite

Indiana State Representative Phillip Hinkle (R, of course) was caught soliciting craigslist for a gay prostitute using his public email address. And if you were wondering – yes, he’s a good married Christian who opposes gay marriage. Such a good Christian, in fact, that he’s the person who forced the In God We Trust license …

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Aug 11 2011

It’s not just one person sending death threats to atheists

Edit: Well, apparently it wasn’t 8,000 death threats – just many death threats in 8,000 comments. The correction comes from Blair himself. Shocking, can’t trust the media to report things accurately… Fox News’ Facebook page was flooded with threats calling for the rape, crucifixion, and murder of atheists. The cause? Blair Scott, Communications Director of …

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Aug 11 2011

DM’s death threats covered by Canadian newspapers

The petition for Montreal police to take action on Dennis Markuze’s constant barrage of death threats has reached 4,000 signatures, and the local news is starting to pay attention. As someone on twitter quipped, this may be the first time an internet petition accomplished something, because the police have opened an investigation: Monday afternoon, following …

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Aug 09 2011

Demand that Montreal Police take death threats against atheists seriously

If you read atheist blogs, you probably know Dennis Markuze. Possibly under another name, since he shifts around a lot – David Mabus, DM, Nostradamus. And if not, here’s a brief introduction: For several years Dennis Markuze has harassed and threatened scientists, writers, public figures, atheists, and their friends under the pseudonym “David Mabus”. While …

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Aug 09 2011

Good thing I’m working toward my PhD

Once I become Dr. McCreight, I can finally make as much money as a man with a bachelor’s degree. Bah.

Aug 07 2011

Someone knows me too well

A friend said this reminded him of me:…Yeah, pretty much.

Aug 06 2011

The first ever Women in Secularism conference

The Center for Inquiry has just announced an exciting new event for next year – the Women in Secularism conference. It will be May 18 – 20 2012 in Washington, DC, and the speaker lineup looks amazing: Ophelia Benson Jamila Bey Greta Christina Elisabeth Cornwell Margaret Downey Annie Laurie Gaylor Jennifer Michael Hecht Sikivu Hutchinson …

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Aug 05 2011

Greta Christina in Seattle tomorrow!

The perpetually fabulous Greta Christina is coming to Seattle tomorrow! Well, technically she’s here now, but you don’t get to see her tonight unless you can stalk us down and figure out where we’re eating dinner (please don’t). But you can see her tomorrow at the event by the Seattle Atheists: DATE: Saturday, August 6 …

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Aug 05 2011

Well, that backfired

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has positive billboard campaigns popping up across the country. The most recent batch went up in Columbus, OH and were followed by a bit of controversy. Dylan Galos’s billboard was removed from its original location, because said location was on church property and the church complained. Whatever, Dylan’s billboard has …

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Aug 04 2011

The Secular Student Alliance conference was freaking awesome

The title is my tl;dr. The SSA annual conference is something I look forward to every year. It’s by far my favorite atheist gathering, for a number of reasons. One, it’s for my demographic – students. Even though I’m an ancient grad student, I’m still among peers, which makes networking and socializing fun and stress-free. …

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