Note about Facebook Group:

As you may have noticed our Facebook group has been hijacked by a single user who claims to now be the sole owner of the group. This user has not only hijacked the Facebook group but has also posted information that he may have fraudulently registered the group with the IRS. We apologize for this lapse of security and are working hard to resolve the situation.

The Joplin Freethinkers were intended to be a free and open group that anyone can join and participate in, and is not the sole property of any one person. Approval to enter the group is only enabled to prevent spammers and bots from ruining the page.

The group has been very inactive lately. But it is sad that anyone, especially a founder, would attempt to hijack the group like this. The group has been setup so anyone can plan a meeting or post on the group page. We have worked hard to make sure that this group is open and never unduly controlled by a single person. In this case, our openness has given an opportunity for an individual to take over the Facebook group.

If you would like to help get the Facebook page back into the control of the group, please report the user who has taken over the group to Facebook.


Joplin Freethinkers was organized in January 2009. We hold that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logic rather than emotion, authority, tradition or dogma. We advocate the use of reason, defend the separation of church and state and support human rights, civil rights, tolerance and equality for all. Our goal is to provide a social and intellectual community for those who promote these principles.

Mission Statement: "To represent, organize,

and unite the secular citizens of southwest

Missouri by promoting the ideals of rationality"

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