August 19, 2007

Texas State/Church Separation Rally Sept. 8 in Austin

Texas may be a hotbed of religious idiocy, but the state also has its share of freethinkers who value church-state separation. There will be a rally at the Texas State Capitol Building on Saturday, September 8, featuring speakers from American Atheists, The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, The Freethinkers at the University of Texas as Arlington, and The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas.

According to Joe Zamecki, Texas State Director of American Atheists, the goals of the rally include:
  1. To speak out for the civil rights of non-religious Americans.
  2. To vocally promote the separation of government from religion.
  3. To show support for the Croft family in Carrollton who have sued over the moment of silence in their public school. (No matter how the case ends, or whether it's over by then or not.)
  4. To protest the flurry of religious bills and now religious laws coming from our current Texas State Legislature.
The rally will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from Noon to 3pm. For more information, visit the Texas chapter of American Atheists or check out a video interview with Zamecki.

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