An update for my tens of readers. The White House petition for Alexander Aan pushed by my employing organization failed to achieve orbit. Ironically, that failure has arguably garnered more attention than the effort itself.
Anyway, I had some strong feelings about said failure, and wrote about it at Friendly Atheist in the form of an open letter to Aan. Then, it turns out, folks who read it had even stronger feelings about what I wrote, and I’ve been getting angry criticism and being trolled ever since, including calls for my resignation in the comments section. (There have also been many expressions of support and agreement, just so you don’t think I’m doing a lengthy tiny-violin solo.)
But the work continues.