Thursday, May 8, 2014

FFRF Convention in Raleigh NC          

MASH Fort Bragg was represented at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's (FFRF) first mini convention in Raleigh, NC on May 2nd & 3rd by Brenda and Paul Germain. Close to 200 people were there from all over the US, one Irishman and one person who came all the way from France! Speakers included:  

Michael Nugent, founder and chair of Atheist Ireland. Michael flew in from Dublin giving an international flavor to the conference and talked about the growing number of blasphemy prosecutions around the world.  

Todd Stiefel, a Raleigh local, FFRF Lifetime Member and head of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. Todd’s speech was the importance of living Openly Secular. Openly Secular is seeking stories from atheists who have faced discrimination for their non-theism.  

Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc., based in Atlanta. She encouraged more blacks to come out and stand strong as nonbelievers.  

We enjoyed Scott Burdick's latest documentary "Sophie Goes to Good News Club." This documentary is must see viewing for parents of children 4 to 14. What they are teaching children is horrific.  Both received awards from the conference.  

Paul & I were able to enjoy a great deal of networking with other atheists and made connects for more resources for our membership. Check out our Rational Resources and redesigned website MASH Ft. Bragg.

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