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standup comedian and author Leighann Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Freethought Society is pleased to host standup comedian and author Leighann Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The Zoom event starts with a pre-event chat session at 11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST. The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST.



The title of Lord’s presentation is “I’m not funny. What I am is Brave!” In an interview-style format, she will be talking about her career as a professional standup comedian who happens to be a secularist and a skeptic. After the interview session, Lord will be taking questions. After a break, plan to stay for a post-event happy hour/social.

Lord was the 2013 New York City face of the African Americans for Humanism outreach campaign sponsored by the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and its “Millions Living Happily Without Religion” campaign. Lord is a former co-host of the Emmy-nominated “StarTalk” with Neil de Grasse Tyson and has been the emcee for several Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CFI’s skeptic arm) conferences. She is the author of “Dict Jokes” and “Real Women Do It Standing Up.”

Leighann Lord
Leighann Lord

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Jeremiah Camara on 2/27/2021

Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host filmmaker Jeremiah Camara on SaturdayFebruary 272021

The Zoom event starts with a pre-event chat session at 11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST. The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST.

Camara’s speech title is “What Does He Do?” His presentation will be discussing the uselessness of religious belief in modern times and how gods perform in times of crisis.

Camara is the director and producer of the documentary film Contradiction: A Question of Faith, which examines the saturation of churches in African American communities coexisting with poverty and powerlessness. After a break, plan to stay for a post-event happy hour/social.

RSVP at the below Meetup link to participate in this event:

“What Does He Do?” A presentation by Jeremiah Camara

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021, 2:45 PM

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20 Freethinkers Attending

The Freethought Society is pleased to host filmmaker Jeremiah Camara on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Zoom event starts with a pre-event chat session at 11:45 AM PST/2:45 PM EST. The formal presentation begins at Noon PST/3:00 PM EST. Camara’s speech title is “What Does He Do?” His presentation will be discussing the uselessness of religious bel…

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October Meeting Announcement

FS is pleased to host author and attorney Andrew L. Seidel on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)/Noon (PDT) for an online Zoom meeting. Seidel’s presentation, “The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American,” is based on his book by the same name. 

Andrew L. Seidel

Please note the information under the headline of this page to learn how you can obtain the Zoom link by registering as a member of the FS Meetup.

Seidel is the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). When not fighting for the First Amendment with FFRF, Andrew writes for SlateThinkProgressReligion News ServiceRewire News and many other publications.

Renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky described The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American as “a beautifully written book” that “explodes a frequently expressed myth: that the United States was created as a Christian nation.”

Seidel’s book illustrates that not only is the United States not a Christian nation, but Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the values on which America was founded. Religion, law, and history will collide in this presentation. Seidel will discuss his book and field questions. 

September/October 2020 Freethought Society (FS) eZine

Click here to see the September/October 2020 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following: 

  • The Disestablishment of the Establishment Clause
    by Jon Meador
  • Heritage and Hate
    by Herb Silverman
  • My Journey Story
    by David Simms
  • “The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
    (A Freethought Society Helping Hands Committee Acknowledgement) 
  • The Question of a Child
    by Mike Judge
  • The Freethought Society Black Lives Matter Statement
  • Politically Active? Most Atheists Are!
  • Freethought Society Three-Month Zoom Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

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Professor Christopher Cameron

The Freethought Society (FS) is pleased to host Professor Christopher Cameron on SaturdayAugust 12020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)/Noon (PDT) for an online Zoom presentation  entitled “Black Freethought from Slavery to Civil Rights.” His talk is based on his book,  Black Freethinkers: A History of African American Secularism.

Learn how you can obtain the Zoom link by registering as a member of the FS Meetup.

Cameron’s talk will explore the origins of black freethought among 19th century slaves, many of whom could not reconcile notions of a loving God with their condition on Earth. The talk will then examine freethought in the 20th  century as well as cultural and political movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, radical leftist politics, and the Black Power movement. Cameron argues that religious skepticism was prevalent among some of the most prominent voices in African American history, including Frederick DouglassRichard WrightJames BaldwinLorraine HansberryHuey Newton, and Alice Walker

Cameron is a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with research and teaching interests in African American and early American history, including slavery, the antislavery movement, religious and intellectual history. His first book, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement, explored the relationship between Puritan theology and the rise of black abolitionism, arguing throughout the work that African Americans were central to the development of the antislavery movement in America.