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Mississippi Gulf Coast Atheist and Freethinking Association Pages

Mississippi Gulf Coast Atheists and FreeThinkers

If you've been looking for some non-religious friends to socialize with, this is the place for you. Come join us.
We are a casual, low-key group that will not force you to become an activist or jump on a political bandwagon. Meetings are fun and friendly.

Some useful links.....

Help stop the destruction of the separation of church and state.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
A national watchdog organization (with local chapters all
around the U.S.---find one near you!) dedicated to preserving
religious liberty. It is open to theists and nontheists of all
kinds, and is headed by a minister with the United Church of
Christ (Rev. Barry Lynn) who can be seen often in the national
media and news stories centering on church/state separation
People for the American Way
Progressive group that supports secular values in government.
PFAW is an activist organization and PAC (political action
committee) working to battle such groups as the Christian
Coalition. Click the "Religious Freedom" link for action alerts
and information.
Freedom from Religion Foundation
Great organization that defends the rights of nontheists in
courtrooms, sponsors a fun-filled annual national convention,
and publishes the popular "Freethought Today" (magazine written
by and for freethinkers).

Godless Americans Political Action Committee
Endorses and supports U.S. political candidates that support
secular values in government and the rights of "godless
Americans." We will have our "seat at the table" in formulating
public policy.

Atheist Alliance
Democratic association of various individual atheists and
atheist organizations. It is a great all-around resource for
all-things atheist.

Interfaith Alliance
Alliance of leaders of various religions, worldviews, and
beliefs that includes Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus,
agnostics, atheists, et al. It works to promote religious
freedom for everyone regardless of religious beliefs as well as
civic participation and civility. Nontheists can find theist
allies here.

American Atheists
Controversial atheist organization started by the infamous
Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Today it fights for the complete
separation of church and state, as well as for the rights of
atheists in America.

Secular Coalition for America
Vast coalition of secular and freethought organizations
(including the Internet Infidels!) dedicated to sending
lobbyists to Washington, D.C. to gain support for protecting
the rights of nontheist Americans.

Atheist Law Center
New legal advocacy group that supports atheists and
church/state separation. Sign up for the daily email briefing,
"Atheist News Service," with articles and opinions that are
relevant for atheist activists.
Skeptic magazine web site.

Issue-Specific Secularist Resources

Secular student organizations

Secular Student Alliance
Provides resources for secular high school and college
students/clubs, including leadership training, guest speakers,
literature, etc.

Center for Inquiry - On Campus
An extension of the Center for Inquiry that has established a
network of college (and some high school) campus freethought

Student Organizations on SecWeb
Comprehensive list (with links) of secularist student
organizations around the world. See if your school is listed!

U.S. Military
Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Challenging the myth that "there are no atheists in foxholes."
There certainly are.

You?ve heard the unfair claim there are no Atheists in
But we know that isn?t true ? Hundreds of thousands, even
millions of Atheists and other nonbelievers have served in our
country?s military to protect our freedom and defend the
principles of our Constitution. Isn?t it time that our leaders,
media and policy-makers recognized the contributions of these
Atheists in Foxholes?

Gay rights
A national non-profit gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT)
agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate
crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance,
cooperation, and non-violence.

Lambda Legal
The legal arm of the Lambda organization that protects GLBT
civil rights through impact litigation, education and public
policy work.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and
inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a
means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on
gender identity and sexual orientation.
Human Rights Campaign
Large organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender equal rights.
Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists
This site has not been updated since 2002, apparently. It
looked like a useful resource.

Pledge of Allegiance

Restore the Pledge
Support Michael Newdow in his quest to remove the phrase "under
God" from the official Pledge of Allegiance, coercively recited
by millions of schoolchildren every day.

Evolution/Creationism in the science classroom
Evolution/Creation Forum Resource List
Includes links to major scientific organizations and websites
that defend evolution, along with major creationist websites
and resources.

National Center for Science Education
Great resource with current news and resources (including the
famous "Project Steve" list!) on defending evolution and
science against pseudoscience advocates.
Boy Scouts of America discrimination against atheists, gays

Scouting For All
Composed of mostly former Boy Scouts, it is working to
influence the BSA to include all participating youth members
and leaders regardless of religious beliefs or sexual




Theocracy Watch
Lots of useful information on the history and operations of the
Religious Right in America.

Infidel Guy Radio
Discusses all issues of interest to atheists. "Radio that rocks
your rational mind!"

Prometheus books
Book publisher that has printed many materials of interest to
nontheists. Look here if you are wanting to write (and get
published!) materials with atheist or humanist themes.

Making a Difference (Or: Becoming an Activist For Your Cause)
Contains a handy list of activism ideas ranging from talking
with people about secularism to providing leadership for
secular organizations.

The Secular Web's Activist Corner
Contains links to current issues involving church/state
separation and other resources for secular activists.
Activists Handbook
Valuable resource with tips and advice on political and social

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