This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

So this happened: Two board members of American Atheists are stepping down due to sexual harassment allegations. There’s a bit more about it over here, if you’re interested.

The first name is not familiar to me in the least, but I recognize the second name: Andrew Torrez. He’s been on the Scathing Atheist and God Awful Movies, as well as having his own podcast, Opening Arguments. He’s fairly well known among the Puzzle in a Thunderstorm group.

Here are more details. This goes into more detail as to what Torrez was doing. It’s disturbing, to say the least.

But what’s truly disturbing? There’s also rumors that the PiaT group might have known about this and kept quiet. If that’s true, then I’m appalled.

There’s going to be massive fallout from this. It’s probably going to get nasty. I’m already upset about this. I’m also wondering how in the hell the Transformers Fandom keeps attracting people like this. (Torrez is a Transformers fan. That’s very well known among the PiaT group.) My standards are so damn low that they’re a fucking distillery in hell but somehow people still can’t fucking meet them.

This is why we can’t have nice things. I’m just done with this. Just done.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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