|Sent on:||Monday, March 11, 2013 5:18 PM|
The Good News Club protest was an outstanding success. We had almost 50 people show up from 9-3 March 9th to protest the Good News Club (GNC, CEF) event at Education Building on the fair grounds. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining all day. There were many conversations going on between our people and some to the GNC participates. Our concerns were well accepted by many who listened and many others preferred us not to be there.
The GNC tried to bully a couple of our female protesters handing out fliers on the sidewalk and we do have that on film. Other than that the event went off very well with no other incidents.
I would like to thank the Triangle Free Thought, Forsyth Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Greensboro Atheist Organization, UNCG Atheist Chapter and ALL who showed up to help bring this event off. No matter how much planning I did it was those who came that made this event happen.
I would especially thank Sue Kocher from Triangle Free Thought for helping with the fliers, brain storming and bringing signs. To Jim Moury for doing a TV interview with Fox8, Don Moury for the WS Journal interview, both last week before the event.
To Scott Burdick filming the event which will be made into a documentary concerning the GNC's mission in our public schools and Bogdon Varlamov one of FACT's Board members, for being the media contact person at the event. Bogdon did several interviews one with the WS Journal and three TV stations that day. He did a great job representing the specifics of our issues concerning the GNC and our FACT club.