I went to the NC Pride festival again this year and had a good time. One thing that was new this year is that finally an Atheist group was represented! The Raleigh/Durham Atheist meetup had a booth there thanks to one of it's members, Alex. http://atheists.meetup.com/80 I'm a member of the meetup; I was very excited to see the event posting and helped work the booth. We had several people come up and talk to us and none of them were belligerent. We basically explained Atheism, talked about the meetup group, and passed out literature from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. http://ffrf.org

I also marched in the parade for the second time with the NC Society for Ethical Culture. http://ncethicalsociety.org Someone made a sign that read "I am Atheist" and lent it to me for the march and had several people shout their support. I only had one person who wasn't appreciative, who said "God loves you anyway." I thanked him and wiped away a small tear and kept going.

I was so glad to be a part of this because so many people in the gay community, while they are skeptical of traditional religion, are still very blinded by their own particular faith. Many are even as defensive against Atheists as mainstream Christians are, despite the fact that most Atheists are some of the gay community's best allies!

I have a couple of videos of the parade up on my YouTube channel for anyone who'd like to see what it was like. http://youtube.com/user/wabes2k. I also have some pictures on my Flickr account. http://flickr.com/photos/wabes2k

Tags: Gay, NC, Pride

Views: 6

Replies to This Discussion

Me and a friend went years ago...And naturally there were a few turd blossoms reading the bible out loud as we walked by.

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

Joan Denoo commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
2 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on nice girl's blog post Why I am here
2 hours ago
Joan Denoo liked nice girl's blog post Why I am here
3 hours ago
Jason Andrews commented on nice girl's blog post Why I am here
3 hours ago
Plinius commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
3 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
4 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to k.h. ky's discussion Edward Snowden
4 hours ago
Freethinker31 commented on DAN DANA's blog post This Is How the Gaza War Will End
4 hours ago
Patricia replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
5 hours ago
Patricia replied to Ceil's discussion Please help me maintain some sanity... It just isn't true!
5 hours ago
Patricia replied to Sentient Biped's discussion More than 30,000 Nexus members. Where are they?
5 hours ago
BIPLAB DAS posted an album

anti superstition programme

its our regular antisuperstition school programme. this time we are in CHHATNA GIRLS HOGH SCHOOL of BANKURA DISTRICT in INDIA. we are disclosing the miracle behind FIRE WALKING.
5 hours ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service