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In Facts We Trust: Rebuttal to Pete Riehm’s testimony before Mobile County Commission

I was the first public speaker at the Mobile County Commission’s Thursday public hearing that testified against the resolution to display a plaque bearing the words “In God We Trust.” I would like to refute some of the claims that Mr. Pete Riehm made in his testimony in favor of the resolution. Pete Reihm of…
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Interview with David Smalley on Dogma Debate Radio

On August 20, 2014, I was an invited as a guest on Dogma Debate Radio hosted by David Smalley. David asked me questions about my testimony before the Mobile County Commission against a resolution to display an ‘In God We Trust’ plaque at the Mobile Government Plaza and my plans to erect an ‘atheists in…
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Officially nominated for the ACLU of Alabama’s Board of Directors

In August 2014, I was officially nominated for a position on the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama! Members of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama were sent ballots in the mail with the option to vote up to 7 candidates. The winners will be announced in September. Below…
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AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on r/atheism

On August 15, 2014, I hosted a successful AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on the subreddit forum r/atheism. Users asked me questions such as “Have any of the [death wishes] manifested in your day to day life?”, “Have you considered partnering with theists who agree with you on the issue?”, “If you could broadcast anything…
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Received the Outstanding Activism Award from the Secular Student Alliance!

Standing up for your rights can be a very difficult and brave thing to do. However, no one should ever be vilified and harassed the way that many secular people are when they speak up for their rights. Amanda Scott is a student at Faulkner State Community College.¬†On June 19th, she testified before her local…
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Second testimony before the Mobile County Commission (August 7, 2014)

On August 7, 2014, I testified again before the Mobile County Commission with a proposal to open up Mobile Government Plaza as a public forum and allow other individuals and groups to request to put up their own plaques representing their views. I urged the Commission to approve the requests from the Mobile Atheist Community…
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