Day of Reason 2013 – “One Nation Indivisible”
Thursday, May 2, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us to the Eighth Annual Day of Reason Celebration!
The National Day of Reason began as a response to the federally supported National Day of Prayer, an annual abuse of the U.S. Constitution. Minnesota Atheists has inaugurated an annual observance of the Day of Reason at the State Capitol Building. We are there every first Thursday of May (the same date as the Day of Prayer) as we celebrate the First Amendment and remind our state legislators of the importance of separation of state and church.
This is a family friendly event. You may even call ahead to schedule a tour of the capital building for while you are there.
This year’s theme is: One Nation Indivisible
Speakers will include: Representatives of Minnesota Atheists, Humanist of Minnesota, Military Religious Freedom Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Masters of Ceremony and presenters will be George Kane and Heather Hegi, and Committee Chair for Day of Reason, Steve Petersen
We have refined the theme in order to make the point that government should respect all points of view and not endorse one sectarian view over any other. The Pledge of Allegiance has changed over the years to reflect the tyranny of a religious majority over a non-religious minority. Our event will honor our secular Constitution and secular veterans who took an oath to protect it. The Day of Reason celebration, “One Nation Indivisible,” will have speakers on the benefits of secular governance. We will recite the secular Pledge of Allegiance, and Minnesota Atheists will give Certificates of Appreciation to Veterans who will have the majority of the time to speak on their personal views.
If you are a veteran and are attending, please let Steve know as soon as possible, we will recognize your service and give you the opportunity to speak if you would like.