Speaking About the IFI Incident October 11, 2009

Speaking About the IFI Incident

On Thursday, October 22nd, I will be giving a talk for the North Shore Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (in Illinois). The talk will focus on what went down during the IFI incident. There will be a Q&A session afterwards, too.

It’s all free and open to the public.

If you’re interested in attending, all the details are here!

Or you can check out this informational PDF.


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  • I wish I could attend. This would be great to hear all of the details directly from you. Well, I know we did here on the blog, but in person with a Q&A session live would be a great experience.

  • gettingfree

    From your Aug 22 post … “Your offers to pitch in for legal defense if needed are so very appreciated.” – Hemant

    I have only been reading your blog for not even 2 weeks, but I have to say I would pitch in for your legal defense too. The tone of your blog has been professional, respectful and – well – friendly. And if one can’t even be a nice and friendly atheist without getting attacked by the religious, what kind of atheist can one be?!? You must be defended.

  • gettingfree — Thanks 🙂 It doesn’t look like I’ll need it, but it’s nice to know I have support in case it ever happened.

    — Hemant

  • Amyable Atheist

    Nice! Wish I could make it – why does everything good happen in October out here? It’s because we all know no one will leave the house for the next 4 months, isn’t it! Glad to see you have the chance to educate more people about the IFI episode – I’ll keep this local chapter on my list and will hopefully make it to your next appearance.

  • muggle

    Good luck, Hemant. How is it going? The school taking any notice of her? I’m optimistic reading your comment that you don’t think you’ll need legal help.

    I think it’s awful that she’d do such a thing. So if it does create problems, let us know. We can chip in, write the school supporting you, whatever might help.

    Not just for teachers but everyone, the trend towards employers dictating what a person’s private life can be is disturbing and makes me damned glad I’m so near retirement. With rare exception, what you do on your own time is none of your employer’s business.

  • Good luck, Hemant. How is it going? The school taking any notice of her? I’m optimistic reading your comment that you don’t think you’ll need legal help.

    The school took notice and essentially laughed her off. She had no case to make against me. She just likes to stir up problems where none exist. It’s all just the ranting of an angry woman threatened by the existence of rational, tolerant, gay-friendly people who don’t believe in her invisible best friend.

  • Siamang

    don’t believe in her invisible best friend.

    I think you’ve spiced up your language, Hemant!

  • Keith (the pastor)

    Hope it goes well, bro

  • muggle

    Hemant, you’re working in a good place and it’s good to hear about it so thanks for answering.

    We see so much on the news of the schools that cave and rarely hear of the ones that hold firm against religion being imposed. Good for them.