Galen Broaddus is creating a blog and other secular writing
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Who exactly are you?

I'm an ex-Christian atheist, former high school English teacher, husband, father, and compiler of long lists of self-descriptions.

I'm also a writer. I've been blogging off and on for over ten years (and  once got an award for it!), and for the past year and a half, I've been blogging on the Patheos network, most recently at my blog Across Rivers Wide.

I write about a lot of different things: about life after leaving religion, about being in  a mixed-belief relationship, about my work as a secular celebrant, and about practically anything else that comes to mind. I also spend a fair amount of time talking about how to build bridges between religious and secular folks. (That's where the name of my blog comes from.)

Oh, I also do a bit of activist work, too. I've lobbied Illinois state legislators and eventually filed a federal lawsuit challenging Illinois marriage law regarding secular celebrants which we won in January 2017.

So what's this Patreon for?

I've been doing a lot of work over the past few years writing and doing a fair amount of activism, and even though I do have full-time employment, I'd like to be able to do more of this work. So now I'd like to offer others a chance to be a part of it.

What do I get out of it?

I'm really glad you asked!
  1. The satisfaction of contributing to secular advocacy and writing
  2. Helping me feed my family
  3. Allowing me the opportunity to do more original writing for secular celebrations
  4. Various other rewards!
And of course, you get my sincere and undying gratitude. I couldn't do any of this without the support of others, and I hope you'll join me in this new avenue of support.
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  • A free E-book copy of the secular celebrations book before publication
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  • A free E-book copy of the secular celebrations book before publication
  • Your very own name in the Acknowledgments section of the book
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Who exactly are you?

I'm an ex-Christian atheist, former high school English teacher, husband, father, and compiler of long lists of self-descriptions.

I'm also a writer. I've been blogging off and on for over ten years (and  once got an award for it!), and for the past year and a half, I've been blogging on the Patheos network, most recently at my blog Across Rivers Wide.

I write about a lot of different things: about life after leaving religion, about being in  a mixed-belief relationship, about my work as a secular celebrant, and about practically anything else that comes to mind. I also spend a fair amount of time talking about how to build bridges between religious and secular folks. (That's where the name of my blog comes from.)

Oh, I also do a bit of activist work, too. I've lobbied Illinois state legislators and eventually filed a federal lawsuit challenging Illinois marriage law regarding secular celebrants which we won in January 2017.

So what's this Patreon for?

I've been doing a lot of work over the past few years writing and doing a fair amount of activism, and even though I do have full-time employment, I'd like to be able to do more of this work. So now I'd like to offer others a chance to be a part of it.

What do I get out of it?

I'm really glad you asked!
  1. The satisfaction of contributing to secular advocacy and writing
  2. Helping me feed my family
  3. Allowing me the opportunity to do more original writing for secular celebrations
  4. Various other rewards!
And of course, you get my sincere and undying gratitude. I couldn't do any of this without the support of others, and I hope you'll join me in this new avenue of support.

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Hey, you really care! To show how I appreciate your support:

  • New content posted in the patron feed
  • Access to basic patron-only updates
  • A personalized "thank you" message
Pretty Cool
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Is that a new hairdo? I'm digging it. To show you how cool you are, you get:

  • New content posted in the patron feed
  • Access to all patron-only content
  • A personalized "thank you" video message
Very Awesome
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I definitely like what you've got going on. To reward your awesomeness, you get the following:

  • New content posted in the patron feed
  • Access to all patron-only content
  • A personalized video "thank you" message
  • An invitation to a monthly patrons-only Google Hangout
Freaking Amazing
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Gotta say, you're blowing me away with this. In return, you're going to get:

  • New content posted in the patron feed
  • Access to all patron-only content
  • A personalized video "thank you" message
  • An invitation to a monthly patrons-only Google Hangout
  • A free E-book copy of the secular celebrations book before publication
Super Supportive
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, you really stepped up. Just for that, you're going to get:

  • New content posted in the patron feed
  • Access to all patron-only content
  • A personalized video "thank you" message
  • An invitation to a monthly patrons-only Google Hangout
  • A free E-book copy of the secular celebrations book before publication
  • Your very own name in the Acknowledgments section of the book