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  • Proclaiming Reason at the Capitol
  • Atheist Wedding Celebrant Bill
  • April Meeting: Religion and Climate Change
  • God-less America at the Ol' Ballgame
  • News and Notes: March 2014

Day of Reason 2011We will be celebrating our ninth annual Day of Reason celebration at the State Capitol Rotunda on May 1st. Our program will start at noon and will last about an hour. We welcome you to join us!

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By August Berkshire

august headOn March 12, 2014, atheists and humanists in Minnesota made history when Minnesota State Representative Phyllis Kahn introduced what is believed to be the first legislative bill to ever mention us. House File 2966 (HF 2966) is titled “Marriage solemnization by atheist and humanist celebrants authorized.” It allows for our celebrants to legally perform civil marriages.

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greg ladenMinnesota Atheists welcomes anthropologist and science blogger Greg Laden to talk to us about the intersection of religious communities and climate change denialism at our April 27 meeting in Maplewood. A frequent guest on our radio show, this month, he'll join us in person.

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By Eric Jayne

baseballWalt Whitman once said that “baseball is the hurrah game! well—it's our game: that's the chief fact in connection with it: America's game: has the snap, go, fling, of the American atmosphere—belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws: is just as important in the sum total of our historic life.”

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By George Kane

george head smallThe next session of the Minnesota legislature opens on February 25. It will not be as intense for secular activists as last year’s session, when same-sex marriage dominated attention, but every year there are bills of concern. Conservative Christians are eternally committed to undermining Jefferson’s wall of separation between church and state, and defining America as a Christian nation.

This crusade is championed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which provides model bills for conservative legislators to introduce in their states. Because there are Minnesota lawmakers who are members of ALEC, a religion-based bill introduced in other states could be introduced here, so if such a bill surfaced in another state, we would at least know what we could expect in ours.

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2014 Atheist Baseball & Regional Conference

July 11: Atheist Baseball Game

2014-baseball-logo Presented by Minnsota Atheists and FFRF, the St. Paul Saints become the Mr. Paul Aints to play Kansas City at Midway Stadium in Saint Mister Paul, Minnesota.

July 12: All Star Conference

Presented by Minnesota Atheists and Humanists of Minnesota, guest speakers include Susan Jacoby, Rebecca Watson, and more!

RiverCentre, Saint Mister Paul, Minnesota

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