Okay, so you may have heard by now that JT Eberhard is leaving Freethought Blogs for greener — as in money — pastures. He’s joining the gang at Patheos. He also quit his job at the Secular Student Alliance, and those are not coincidental events. To say we’re going to miss JT may be the understatement of the decade.
Over the last year, JT has become a good friend. With all the shit-talking we did about that poker tournament in Denver, including me crowing over winning our bet, the best thing about it was getting to hang out with him again and have some fun. He’s just a good guy and we’re all going to miss him.
So before any rumors get started, this has nothing to do with Deep Rifts. He isn’t being thrown out. He isn’t even leaving because he wants to. But it’s something he had to do for a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with his relationship with all of us, which will remain very close. We all love JT very much, and while we’re sad to see him go, he leaves with nothing but good wishes from everyone here. And we’re gonna keep a place at the table for him just in case the prodigal son returns someday.