Blasphemous Blogging: The Blog of Edwin Kagin

Blasphemy is the crime of making fun of ridiculous beliefs others hold sacred. This blog is about satire, truth, inquiry, and critical thinking. It is about enjoying life before death. It is about how some try to control many through their notions about a make believe supernatural world and imaginary rewards and punishments after death. This blog says that blasphemy is a good thing, a healthy thing, and a good antidote to harmful superstition. This blog is about freedom. Edwin.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ABC's Nightline story on Atheism has been rescheduled to July 16th.

The story on Atheism on ABC's Nightline has been rescheduled from today,
Thursday, July 15, 2010, to tomorrow, Friday, July 16th, 2010.

Apparently it was bumped because of some breaking news story. The
producer just called me with this information.

Please try to let everyone you can know of this change, in that word of
the story has gone all over the known world and elsewhere.

Also, please understand that this is not a guarantee that it will be on
tomorrow, or ever,for that matter.

This is only the best and latest information available.

I did not make the facts.



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Atheism on ABC's NightLine Tomorrow July 15th

The long awaited segment called "Faith Matters" of ABC's "NightLine" is
to air tomorrow evening, July 15th, 2010, according to the producer who
just contacted me.

No, I cannot guarantee this, but I believe it to actually be true this
time. The show may cover Camp Quest, American Atheist's De-Baptism, and
perhaps interviews with Amanda of Camp Quest, Edwin, and Edwin's son Stephen the minister in Kansas, among other things.

I was flown to New York City by Nightline to be interviewed for the show
and, based on everything I saw and heard, I really do think it is going
to be a major story on Atheism. Hopefully, it will be slanted in a
favorable way, but we have no control over that.

Get the word out:

ABC NightLine.
15 July 2010
On Atheism.


Announcing New Kentucky State Director For American Atheists


For more information, please contact:
Ed Buckner, President 908-499-9200 (cell) or 770-803-5353 (office/fax)
Ken Loukinen, Director of State Operations (954) 907-7893
Edwin Kagin, National Legal Director 859-384-7000
Edwin Hensley, Kentucky State Director 502-939-9275

Edwin Hensley Named to Replace Edwin Kagin as Kentucky Director

Edwin F. Kagin, who was the first State Director for Kentucky for American Atheists and served for many years, is stepping aside from that role. He has a long, distinguished history of effective, dedicated service for both his state and American Atheists. Kagin will continue to be American Atheists National Legal Director and on the Board of Directors, but he wants to focus more in his national roles. Director of State operations Ken Loukinen noted, "American Atheists in general and I in particular are most grateful for all he has done, not only for American Atheists and the state of Kentucky, but for my own development as an activist as well."

As American Atheists president Dr. Ed Buckner noted, "Edwin Kagin recommended Edwin Hensley as a successor, and after months of communications with Hensley and others that know him, and with the strong recommendation of Ken Loukinen, we are delighted to introduce Edwin Hensley as the new State Director for Kentucky." Hensley is not only a member of American Atheists; he is a plaintiff with American Atheists in the Kentucky Homeland Security Lawsuit. Hensley and his wife, Mikel, are organizers of the Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers; both are also involved with the Louisville Coalition of Reason, the Secular Parents of Louisville, the Louisville Secular Book Club, Atheist Women of Louisville, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Hensley is a 46-year-old software engineer, a husband and father of four children, and a dedicated Atheist. He was once a dedicated fundamentalist Christian but became an Atheist by analyzing the bible and learning about the history of the church and the bible. He comes with high recommendations and will be a major asset for American Atheists.

AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a nationwide movement that defends civil rights for Atheists, Freethinkers and other nonbelievers; works for the total separation of church and state; and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.

American Atheists, Inc. PO BOX 158, Cranford, NJ 07016

Tel.: (908) 276-7300 Fax: (908) 276-7402