R.T. Rybak Proclaims Day of Celebrating Reason

By George Kane
 
rybakBill Weir, a board member of the newly formed Minnesota chapter of the Secular Coalition for America, read the following mayoral proclamation while introducing David Niose at the First Unitarian Society on June 9. Mr. Niose is President of the national Secular Coalition for America.
 
Proclamation
Whereas. the City of Minneapolis has fostered the highest quality of life, including reasonable thought and behavior, through cooperative efforts by the public and private sectors; and
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Annie Laurie Gaylor to Speak at American-MN Atheists Conference

gaylorAmerican Atheists - Minnesota Atheists Regional Conference
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza, 1330 Industrial Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, MN
For more information and online registration: MinnesotaAtheists.org/conference
 
Annie Laurie Gaylor will be the featured speaker at the upcoming American Atheists/Minnesota Atheists regional conference in Minneapolis. Ms. Gaylor is the co-founder and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation and a well-known activist.
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Top Ten Reasons to Buy Mr. Paul - Ms. Paula Aints

Aints.pics-310. Merchandise is available in Mr. Paul and Ms. Paula versions and in both black and white.
 
9. Hats and T-shirts are available for the low price of $15.
 
8. You get your choice of two Aints items, hats and shirts, for the discounted price of $25.
 
7. You can personalize your own authentic, stitched Mr. Paul Aints jersey for only $69.
 
6. The 2013 version of the Mr. Paul and Ms. Paula Aints logo features the scarlet atheist “A
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News and Notes - June 2013

By George Kane

george head smallIn 2008 our board of directors issued a document stating Minnesota Atheists’ positions on public policy issues of concern to atheists. This document is useful to everyone who has to represent the organization, so that whether commenting to the press or testifying at a legislative committee hearing, Minnesota Atheists’ position will not be in doubt. The document defines our values both for the outside world and for our members.

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President's Column: FSM Junction Separates Church and State

FSM junction-1By Eric Jayne

If you look from a bird’s-eye view of the state capitol and zoom out to a six-block radius, you will notice that there are actually two large domed buildings near downtown St. Paul—each one serving a distinct purpose—separated by a stretch of intertwined urban freeway. This section of freeway is commonly identified as “Spaghetti Junction” (I think atheists should start calling it “Flying Spaghetti Monster Junction”), and it sharply symbolizes the importance of church and state separation.

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