"Hey Kelly, I think we met back when the Sevierville Meet-up Group was trying to get started. I just joined this group to see what was going on. Looks like scarce activity here in East TN, some things never change.
Did you have any luck on your…"
"Hey Brad! Just joined to find out what's going on with the TN Atheists. Are you having much participation and activity here? I've found that most Atheist activity here in East TN tends to be very scarce outside of the Knoxville groups. I…"
Greetings, doubtingED! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Yea ASK has a Navy Lt. Commander USN Reserves Active who works at ORNL or Y-12 and he rufes to come out publicly (on record)....but he does come to ASK meetings and is one of top organizers. He even did part of a 30min CTV session for the RET/ASK show in Knoxville. So he is kinda sitting the fence and I understand completely. I trusted that my job was protected from religious intoleration. I was wrong. They can always accuse you of something else and kill you and ur job. I've lost everything....truck, house, job (still cant find one)....etc......I may even be homeless in the future....depends on my ability to scap.
Ed have you ever consider joining ASK. The Atheisy Society of Knoxville. Its a great group of ppl. Free. We meet every tuesday at 5-9 PM and talk just about everything. We have about 4 people who work at y-12 or ORNL. It is a great group of intelligent people who are always looking to expand the group. We also have a local cable TV show every tuesday from 5-6 in unison with RET (Rationalist of East Tn). Please consider joining online and coming out and talking or drinking with openminded peeps.
No the TN Supreme Court after looking at the case refused to see it. They would not take my testimony. I was never offered enough time to give my side of everything. I had already spent 3 days giving testimony ON TAPE. The Super't even had those tapes transcribed which he did not enter into evidence and kept from the School Board members. It took me three days to explain and answer everything. My board termination hearing offered me 2 nites or 6 hours to tesitify.
My lawyer and I the sham and I refused to take the tsand and offered my taped testimony which they didnt know about then they took a vote and it was all over. I won in DCS and Employment Court as they state of tn defended me in court and said I was fired without reason.
All the appeals court looked at was to make sure the board had followed policy. They would not look at any of the evidence.
Tn school boards are allowed to use rumor, hearsay and innuendo to fire someone. Those3 things are not allowed in a court of law. All the appeals court did was make sure they followed the law. The law unfortunatly allowed 9 ppl who no more than a HS eductaion to fire me using rumors hearsay and innuendo.
So for me the fight is over and I'm trying to get on to the other side and see what life has to offer. I plan on moving from Tn as soon as I can save enough money. Thanks for your interest.