Announcing a new event for Metroplex Atheists Meetup Group!
What: Austin Church State Separation Rally
When: Saturday, September 8, 12:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Event Description: Texas State/Church Separation Rally ? Austin ? Sep[masked]
Are you tired of hearing about all of the religious bills and now laws coming from our Texas state government lately? Don't you think it's time we had a rally for state/church separation here in Texas?
Come take part in the 2007 Texas State/Church Separation Rally here in Austin, at the Texas State Capitol Building on Saturday, September 8, from noon till 3pm. We'll have speakers from lots of Freethought groups there, including:
American Atheists www.atheists.org
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers maaf.info
The Freethinkers at the University of Texas at Arlington www.freethinkersofuta.org
The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas www.freethinkersact.org
Four of the goals of this rally are the following:
To speak out for the civil rights of non-religious Americans.
To vocally promote the separation of government from religion.
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.)
To protest the flurry of religious bills and now religious laws coming from our current Texas State Legislature.
To all local and national Freethought group leaders: We need more group leaders to come speak. Please contact me if you'd like some speaking time at this rally. We also have some great individual speakers lined up, including at least two Foxhole Atheists.
We'll have some signs and banners, but all groups are urged to bring your group's banner. This needs to be a show of strength in numbers, and we now have more Freethought groups in Texas than ever before. PLEASE mark this date and time on your calendar:
Saturday, September 8, 2007 from noon till 3pm.
The State Capitol Building is located at the corner of 11th St. and Congress Ave. in beautiful downtown Austin. We have permission to rally on the south steps. All parking meters in Austin are free on weekends. The date and time were planned for maximum convenience for the most number of folks attending. So come on down!
The Texas Constitution
"Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 4 - RELIGIOUS TESTS
No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office,
or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding
office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the
existence of a Supreme Being."
TEXAS STATE DIRECTOR
[address removed] Located in North Austin, Texas
Learn more here:http://atheists.meetup.com/578/calendar/6212860/