Jaclyn Glenn

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Jaclyn Glenn

Jaclynn Glenn in November 2014
Born Template:Bya
Nationality American
Occupation Video producer, vlogger
Known for Atheist activism

Jaclyn Glenn (born in March 1988) is an American YouTuber. She is among the most subscribed-to YouTubers in the atheist movement.

Early life

Glenn grew up Catholic and later became a Protestant. Her view were that of what she says "most people would call a 'bible thumper,'" but later became more moderate, particularly on social issues.

YouTube career

Glenn began her YouTube career by making videos favoring vegetarianism. She began concentrating on atheism after being gradually deconverted by The Amazing Atheist's videos.[1] In addition to atheism, she makes videos about politics, social issues, and sexuality.

Glenn was featured in a Playboy magazine photoshoot in June 2015.[2]


In July 2015 Glenn used a comment on one of her YouTube videos that she incorporated into a post made on her Facebook page.[3] After this was uncovered another journalist found that in March she had also plagiarized a tweet in another video.[4]

In September 2015 Glenn's video about the Kim Davis same-sex marriage licence controversy was found to closely paraphrase another video by Scott Clifton.[5] Glenn admitted fault for this in a Drunken Peasants podcast days after the allegation was first raised.[6]

Blogger Hemant Mehta surfaced another older example of plagiarism where Glenn solicited comments about the government shutdown on Facebook which she incorporated into a video posted in October 2013.[6]

Personal views

Jaclyn Glenn was a critic of the "Atheism+" movement. Her videos sometimes criticize radical feminism.[7]


  1. Monsarrat, Johnny (25 June 2014). "Secular VIP of the Week: Jaclyn Glenn". Richard Dawkins Foundation. https://richarddawkins.net/2014/06/jaclyn-glenn-interview/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. "I grew up catholic and then became both protestant and what most people would call a “bible thumper.” I was preaching in people’s faces and trying to guilt them about certain things. Eventually, I just didn’t feel right about some of the things I was saying and my family made me think differently about many social issues." 
  2. Moody, Tracey (25 June 2015). "Popular YouTube Atheist Jaclyn Glenn Featured in Playboy Photo Shoot". The Friendly Atheist. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/06/25/popular-youtube-atheist-jaclyn-glenn-featured-in-playboy-photo-shoot/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. Benson, Ophelia (18 July 2014). "Remember why the good lord made your eyes". Freethought Blogs. http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2014/07/remember-why-the-good-lord-made-your-eyes/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  4. Watson, Rebecca (19 July 2014). "Anti-Feminist Vlogger Jaclyn Glenn Plagiarizes YouTube & Twitter Comments". Skepchick. http://skepchick.org/2014/07/anti-feminist-vlogger-jaclyn-glenn-plagiarizes-youtube-twitter-comments/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. "After I Tweeted a link to Benson’s article, Ryan Bailey replied to tell me that Glenn also plagiarized from him in one of her videos:" 
  5. Watson, Rebecca (27 September 2015). "Jaclyn Glenn Caught Plagiarizing Again". Skepchick. http://skepchick.org/2015/09/jaclyn-glenn-caught-plagiarizing-again/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mehta, Hemant (29 September 2015). "There Are More Examples of Jaclyn Glenn’s Plagiarism…". The Friendly Atheist. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/09/29/there-are-more-examples-of-jaclyn-glenns-plagiarism/. Retrieved 27 April 2016. "On September 30, 2013, Glenn asked her Facebook followers to comment on the government shutdown:" 
  7. Carrier, Richard (25 July 2016). "The Curious Case of Jaclyn Glenn". FreeThought Blogs. http://freethoughtblogs.com/carrier/archives/6048#more-162863. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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