A few weeks ago, the mayor of La Vista, Nebraska, Doug Kindig, made earned his fifteen minutes of infamy with secular folks when he had this to say about the Omaha Atheists‘ concerns over a “Faith & Freedom Day”:
Take me to fucking court because I don’t care. … Minorities are not going to run my city.
Apparently, things are beginning to smooth over, but it opened an opportunity for the community to learn more about its atheist neighbors, and that’s where a really nice piece by Adam Klinker at the Bellvue Leader comes in. It’s a fairly lengthy profile of some of Omaha Atheists’ members, and it serves as a wonderful contrast between the stereotype of the litigious atheist gadfly and the reality, which is that these folks are really just good, smart, politically-conscious people in the community. [Read more…]