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"The Atheists Go Marching In" to NOLA

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 7:05AM

"The Atheists Go Marching In" to NOLA



"The Atheists Go Marching In" is the message on a New Orleans streetcar advertisement to inform the city that humanists, atheists, freethinkers and skeptics are coming to New Orleans June 7-10 for the 71st Annual American Humanist Association (AHA) Conference.

The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association, the local chapter of the AHA, is also running a billboard ad near the Superdome welcoming conference attendees to town, says executive director, Roy Speckhardt. 

He says the organization has a lot they're trying to accomplish in the Crescent City. "We want to spread the idea that it's O.K. to be good without a God, and that more recognition and equality is needed for atheists and agnostics."

Speckhardt says they want a stronger foothold in the south, and this conference "Is part of a larger push that we have." 
 
To read the rest of the WWL article, click here.

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