PRESS RELEASE August 11, 1992 Nonbelievers from across the nation will gather in Houston o

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PRESS RELEASE August 11, 1992 Nonbelievers from across the nation will gather in Houston on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 for a rally and related activities organized by American Atheists. The national organization of Atheists is sponsoring a weekend of protests and educational seminars just before the start of the Republican National Convention in order to draw public attention to the anti-Atheist positions of the GOP and its presidential candidate. The protest, scheduled for August 16, has been dubbed the "Atheists Are Citizens, Too Rally." The moniker is a reminder of Bush's 1987 comments that he did not think that Atheists could be citizens or patriots for our nation "under God." In addition to the rally, American Atheists will sponsor lectures and videos on Saturday, August 15, at the Ramada Inn - Greenway Plaza. Speakers will review the pro-religious public policies of President Bush, as well as his positions against state/church separation. Atheists will gather that evening for a little godless fun at a cocktail party at the Ramada ($10 admission) Inn. A sampling of American Atheist Press books and bumper stickers will be for sale in the organization's courtesy room at the hotel. All events except the Saturday night social are free and open to all persons in sympathy with American Atheists and its positions. Over 100 persons from across the nation have already signed up for the weekend events. American Atheists was founded nearly thirty years ago by Madalyn O'Hair, the well-known Atheist spokeswoman. It is dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Atheists, fighting for state/church separation, and educating the public about the nature of Atheism. And, in the words of its president, Jon G. Murray, "Bush needs educating about Atheism. His anti-Atheist, pro-religion rhetoric makes it clear that he is ignorant about another freedom Americans should have: freedom *from* religion." *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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