In December, I won the Yip Harbug Youth Activist Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. For a moment, I was overwhelmed by the generosity of FFRF and I felt so proud of the work I had done, but, ultimately, I hadn’t done much of anything at all. I won my award for an opinion … More Activism in a Time of Hashtags
Recently, an article ran about the award I received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the Clarion Ledger and was later reprinted by the Hattiesburg American. I received the first ever Yip Harburg Youth Activist award for an article I wrote about cruel responses to the complaint the City of Collins received for their … More Condescension Isn’t Kindness
That SNL skit isn’t wrong; I wish Adele could fix my Thanksgiving angst. Madalyn Murray O’Hair came up. For those not in the know, she’s a dead atheist activist who won a Supreme Court case that banned school sponsored Bible readings, Murray V. Curlett. She was the founder and president of American Atheists. She, along with … More My Mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Me
Please don’t think that my coming to terms with my unbelief was an easy process. There were tears, trips to churches, talks with church leaders. I fought to keep my faith. I read the Bible and I would cry out in prayer for my doubt to go away, so I could remain in the cradle … More An Open Letter About my Unbelief
I hate the word “hero”. It seems like a nice enough word with a few uses, but I have come to hate it. A quick use of a Chrome extension shows me a quick definition.