Chris Dees, the president of the Freethinkers, Agnostics, and Atheists of Mississippi State University, has put together an awesome project to help unite Southern atheists. (Wait, did we just go from no atheist groups in the state to two of them?! Awesome.)
The project is called Southern Atheists United for Candid Expression, Freethought, Openmindedness, Reason And Living Life (SAUCEFORALL).
Nifty acronym? Check.
Oxford comma? No check.
Anyway, title aside, the objective is pretty awesome:
It will basically be a network to index all of the freethinking groups in the South, both collegiate and community groups. It will offer forums to help bring us together, as well as an events page to keep members informed of any upcoming meetings of the individual groups. Any group is free to join. Eventually, when we get large enough, we would like to apply for non-profit status and hold conferences…
I’d love to see this get off the ground in a hurry. If any area in America needs a group of active atheists, it’s the South.
If you’re part of a group in that region and you want to get involved, here are the links you need: