David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, author, historical researcher, and public speaker from California. He earned a degree in history from California State University, Fresno and serves on the boards of the San Francisco Atheists and the San Francisco branch of the Center for Inquiry.
Fitzgerald is also Co-Founder and Director of the world’s first Atheist Film Festival, as well as San Francisco’s annual Darwin Day celebration.
Fitzgerald is a crowd favorite at Skepticon and has been a repeat featured speaker at the national conventions of American Atheists, American Humanist Association, and the Secular Student Alliance. In addition to this, the author works with the Stanford Humanist Chaplaincy, Camp Quest West, the National Center for Science Education and other community organizations.
Fitzgerald’s latest work The Complete Heretic’s Guide To Western Religion Book One: The Mormons was published in May of 2013. In the book, he closely examines the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and how their unorthodox beliefs affect everyone from their own members to the American political system.