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STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF SUNSARA TAYLOR

[Letter sent to EHSC] To whom it may concern:

I write to express my great surprise, and disapproval, on learning that the EHSC has decided to rescind its speaking invitation to Sunsara Taylor.

While certain of her arguments may well be controversial, that is no reason whatsoever to decide against allowing her to make them publicly, under your auspices: on the contrary. It is because her arguments are challenging that she should be allowed to go ahead and make them, as originally planned--allowing others there to challenge them in turn, if those others should be so inclined.

Please reconsider your decision, which does just not reflect badly on your organization, but, if allowed to stand, will represent yet one more victory for "safe" opinion over full and vigorous debate.

Mark Crispin Miller

Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

I debated Sunsara in New York City on the topic of atheism and religion.We stand on separate sides, I as a seminary graduate and believer, she as a committedatheist.Sunsara was serious, respectful and thoughtful in our debate.Her voice helpedtwo communities that often do not come together find common ground andfurther mutual respect.

Chris Hedges

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist & author of

War Is A Force Which Gives Us Meaning

Senior fellow at The Nation Institute

Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University

Sunsara is a well-known speaker on a variety of issues. If you haven't seen her, I urge you to go on YouTube now. Yes, she may take stances you disagree with. But on the topic of morality without god, I would hope the society and Sunsara share viewpoints. That's what she is talking about and no doubt she'll do a great job of it. If you have concerns on her other stances, i feel they are irrelevant in this matter.

Hemant Mehta

Chair of the Secular Student Alliance Board of Directors*

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Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution Newspaper and sits on the Advisory Board of The World Can't Wait.

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The bigger the stage, the more far reaching the me... by Hoss Hoss on Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:50:07 AM
I am a member of the EHSC and was initially a sup... by Evan Kane on Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:04:54 PM
I am a member of the EHSC and was initially a sup... by Evan Kane on Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:05:35 PM