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July 2012

An Evening with “Brother Sam” creator Roger Scott Jackson. RSVP now!

Roger Scott “RoSco” Jackson, the creator and actor behind Brother Sam Singleton will be visiting Michigan for one evening only. Michigan Skeptics has the honor of hosting a dinner with the famous “Atheist Evangelist”. On the 1sy he will be putting on a show in Maumee, OH, but on the 31st he will be having dinner with us.

The Ethics of Banning Circumcision at our August Get Together

For our Get Together on August 11th, we’re going to look at the practice of circumcision. Our guest is going to be Norm Cohen, State Director of NOCIRC, the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers.

The Token Skeptic Wishes Us a Happy Birthday

Kylie Sturgess is a friend of the group and the host of the Token Skeptic podcast. She works with the Perth skeptics in Australia and also writes for CSICOP’s Curiouser and Curiouser online column. She took the time to send us a birthday message that I had to share. Check out her blog. She also posted a birthday message for us there.

Neil deGrasse Tyson wishing MISkeptics a happy birthday

So We Had This Birthday Party…

It’s been two years, and we’re celebrating our birthday in style. It’s a party and everyone was invited. We got well wishes from around the globe. It’ll be great to see what happens in the next two years.

L. Ron Hubbard’s Great Grandson Speaks Out About Scientology

Recently, we shared an article telling the story of a young woman’s escape from Scientology. After reading the article, my wife came across the beat poet Jamie DeWolf. DeWolf just happens to be the great great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard himself, and he speaks out against Scientology when he can.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In the aftermath of several recent stories about Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the Candace Conti pedophilia court case and the DVD that launched the Sparlock Meme, I have been invited to do a series of articles about Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was a Witness myself for about six years and have been married to one for more than sixteen years. I am now a skeptical atheist with Witness in-laws (Everybody say it with me in their best Everybody Loves Raymond voice, “Thaaaat’s right!”) and very active in the ex-Jehovah’s Witness community.What is the good news of God’s Kingdom Magazine cover?