Bay Area Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists/Freethinkers/Skeptics Message Board › Ask Mayor Lee to Proclaim a SF Day of Reason
On May 3, 2012, Americans all across the country will celebrate reason, science, and free inquiry as they observe the National Day of Reason, and San Francisco has an exciting and unique role to play this year!
One key goal of the secular and skeptic movements is to remove religion and superstition from government, yet year after year public office-holders make proclamations establishing expressly religious observances (think of George W. Bush, when he was governor of Texas, proclaiming June 10, 2000 the state’s “Jesus Day”). Of course, no such proclamation is more notorious than the yearly unconstitutional ritual of the reaffirmation by U.S. presidents of the National Day of Prayer.
But we have one great opportunity to begin to right the ship. In honor of the National Day of Reason, citizens of the City by the Bay will petition Mayor Edward M. Lee to proclaim May 3, 2012 a Day of Reason for San Francisco! View the formal proclamation that will be submitted to Mayor Lee, and if you are a citizen of San Francisco city or county, add your name to the petition!
Don’t stop there! Make sure you share this petition with everyone in your community who values science and critical thinking over faith and magical thinking. And remember—this is not just for nonbelievers, but for all citizens, religious or otherwise, who believe in a secular America.
We are, after all, in the midst of a Secular Spring, and we all know how lovely spring can be in San Francisco!