Minnesota Atheists is pleased to sponsor the first authorized public showing of “Hug An Atheist” in Minnesota. This is a documentary film by Sylvia Broeckx about atheism in the USA, dispelling myths and untruths by following ordinary American atheists on their journey through life.
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By August Berkshire
Once again a bill has been introduced in the Minnesota legislature to try to repeal the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales at liquor stores. Governor Mark Dayton has signaled his willingness to sign the repeal, though it is not a priority for him.
Read more: Repeal the Ban on Sunday Liquor Sales
By Jo Marsicano
I recently sent an email to my state representative, Paul Thissen, who’s also the Speaker of the House, declaring my atheism and my right as a citizen and taxpayer to be represented equally, strongly urging separation of church and state and a strong secular government.
Read more: Toward a Prayer-Free Minnesota Legislature
By Jennifer Zimmerman
When we talk about reproductive rights the first thing that comes to most people’s mind is the right to abortion. However, reproductive rights encompass much more than that. The prolife movement has been pushing fetal personhood legislation that can potentially affect the rights of every pregnant woman, both those who want to continue their pregnancy and those who do not. Personhood rights would give a fetus full state constitutional rights from the moment it is conceived. Personhood legislation has passed in about five states, and been introduced and rejected in several others. However, many states that do not have personhood laws still favor the rights of the fetus over the rights of the person who carries that fetus and sustains its life.
Read more: The Fight for Reproductive Rights is Not Just About Abortion
By George Kane
In mid-December, US District Court Judge Larry Burns issued a decision in the case Trunk v. San Diego that may open the final chapter for the Mount Soledad Cross after more than twenty years of litigation. Judge Burns ordered the cross to be removed within ninety days, although the order was stayed pending appeal.
Read more: News and Notes - Mount Soledad Cross Case