Matt Dillahunty weighs in on the hiring of longtime Republican operative Edwina Rogers as Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America.
What the community needs is someone we can rally behind, someone who inspires people to participate in the process, someone who we have confidence in, and someone who is a passionate representative of the issues we value. It’s possible that Edwina could have been that person, with the right introduction, but it’s going to be virtually impossible for her to achieve that, after having been unceremoniously dumped in the laps of people who don’t know her and don’t trust her. Quite frankly, what I’ve seen and heard from her doesn’t fill me with confidence in either Edwina or the SCA.
You might also want to read the AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Edwina Rogers on Reddit.
Other worthwhile pieces on this topic:
Secular Coalition For… The Right Wing GOP?, Al Stefanelli
Attempting the Impossible?, Almost Diamonds
What I would like to hear from Edwina Rogers, Ashley F. Miller
Controversy comes with the new Secular Coalition for America Executive Director, BlagHag
So far so not good, Butterflies and Wheels
That interview, Butterflies and Wheels
A Republican to Head the Secular Coalition for America?, Camels With Hammers
Edwina Rogers vs. Michael J. Fox, Camels With Hammers
The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Republican to Represent Secularists, Camels With Hammers
Despicable Right-Wing Political Hack New Director of the Secular Coalition for America, Comradde PhysioProffe
Edwina Rogers: the unanswered questions, The Crommunist Manifesto
Can a Republican Lobbyist Represent Secular Americans?, Daylight Atheism
The SCA’s New Leader, Dispatches from the Culture Wars
The Atheist Lobby’s New Executive Director is a Female Republican Strategist Who Used to Work for George W. Bush, Friendly Atheist (interview with Hemant Mehta)
Cautiously Pessimistic: Greta Christina’s Interview with Edwina Rogers, Friendly Atheist (guest post by Amanda)
Who is going to be our spokesperson on Capitol Hill?, Pharyngula
Good questions, ____________ answers, Pharyngula
Introducing Edwina Rogers (updated slightly), The X Blog
Edwina Rogers and the Secular Coalition of America, The X Blog