In response to the National Day of Prayer, the atheists will be on the grounds of the North Carolina Capitol Building in Raleigh from 11:45a – 1:15p.
And they’re bringing speakers:
Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association
Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America
Cecil Bothwell, atheist member of the Asheville, NC city council
Todd Stiefel, freethought activist and philanthropist
BUT WAIT! I haven’t mention the best part about this whole event.
Normally, a private Christian group holds their NDOP event on the state Capitol grounds… According to reader Amy, a member of the Triangle Freethought Society, that’s not the case this time around:
Last year we got the idea to try to reserve it before they could, and it worked! No word if they will be showing up to protest us (like we did them last year), but I’m so thrilled we pre-empted them. Also, we have it reserved for 2012 as well.
How awesome is that. More information on the event can be found here. Attend! Let’s make sure the media doesn’t say the NDOR event was “sparsely attended.” Plus, it sounds like you’ll be around some pretty awesome atheists that afternoon.
(Thanks to Amy for the link!)