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  • News and Notes - November 2014
  • President’s Column: War on Christmas Continues
  • Animal Liberation and Atheism: Two Author's Events for Kim Socha in November

mn atheists happy holidaysSt. Paul, MN, November 26, 2014 – As we prepare for another “War on Christmas”, Minnesota Atheists is proud to help fight hunger and make the holidays a little brighter for individuals and families in Minnesota.

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May Day 2012The end of 2014 is right around the corner. For some, the end of the year is a time to reflect, and for some it is a time to plan. For some, it is both. The following information might help you evaluate the value of donating to Minnesota Atheists as the year comes to an end.

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By George Francis Kane

george head smallWriting the decision in the 1968 Epperson v. Arkansas case, Justice Abe Fortas noted that “(t)he First Amendment mandates governmental neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion.” Justice David Sutter referred to this principle of neutrality as the bedrock concept of the Establishment Clause, and it has been cited repeatedly in Supreme Court decisions for over four decades. Justice Antonin Scalia, however, in a speech at Colorado Christian University, said that he considers the interpretation that the Establishment Clause forbids the government to favor religion over non-religion to be “a lie.”

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By Eric Jayne

mna holiday tag1The passing of Halloween brings another cause for celebration: The annual War on Christmas. In our own unique way, the Minnesota Atheists has participated in the War on Christmas for several years and I think we’ll have plenty to keep us busy for the 2014 war.

Our objective in the War on Christmas is not to destroy the holiday but to challenge the idea that Christmas should be wedged in public schools, department stores, and courthouses across the nation. A secondary objective is to dismantle the preconceived notion that religious belief is a fundamental component to charitable giving.

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kim sochaJoin local author Kim Socha at two local author's events in the Twin Cities this month as she reads from her new book Animal Liberation and Athesim, which is now available at Freethoughthouse.com and Amazon.com. Books will also be on sale at both events.

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