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Posted by: Ken R | June 2, 2014

Omaha Atheists to Rally Because “Minorities Matter”.


OMAHA, NE – Recently, a concerned Omaha Atheist expressed his concerns to a Nebraska Mayor about the presence of religion in a city sponsored event. The Mayor responded with some Nebraska Nasty by saying, “Take me to f*cking court, because I don’t care… Minorities are not going to run my city.”  According to KETV, Mitch Beaumont, La Vista community relations coordinator, released the following statement on Kindig’s behalf Monday: “I am truly sorry that my response to this representative caused backlash against the City. I was coming out of a very emotional event at which local veterans who were killed in action were recognized, and my reaction was certainly emotional in nature. It is my hope all sides can move forward together,” said Kindig.

Nebraska Nasty

“Take me to f*cking court, because I don’t care…      Minorities are not going to run my city.”                   Pic from American Atheists

As a result, the Omaha Atheists group is hosting a rally on Monday, June 2nd at 5:30pm at La Vista City Hall, 8116 Park View Blvd., La Vista, NE 68128. The following day, members of Omaha Atheist will have a discussion with La Vista Mayor Douglas Kindig. The rally is scheduled to feature a diverse program of brief remarks from representatives of various minority groups in the Omaha metro area. Immediately after the rally, a “Meet the Atheists” potluck, open to all, is planned at Central Park a half-mile away. According to the press release from American Atheists, “The rally protests some of La Vista’s recent Memorial Day activities, which included a “Prayer Walk” and a “Faith and Freedom Day,” including an official “Service” led by a local Christian pastor. The activities, promoted on the city’s official website, included songs praising “Jesus” and overtly Christian prayers.”

http://www.ketv.com/news/atheists-group-says-la-vista-mayor-defended-bigotry/26179258

Links to National articles:
Rawstory article: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/26/ne-mayor-challenges-atheists-over-faith-based-event-take-me-to-f-cking-court-i-dont-care/
Washington Times:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/27/neb-mayor-rails-atheists-who-decry-faith-event-tak/
The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/27/should-atheists-pay-for-a-prayer-day-a-nebraskan-town-s-crisis-of-faith.html

Link to FaceBook Event, Minorities Matter: https://www.facebook.com/events/246540582205028/

Omaha Atheists Link: http://www.omahaatheists.org/

American Atheists Press Release: http://news.atheists.org/2014/05/29/press-release-atheists-to-host-minorities-matter-rally-after-nebraskan-mayors-outburst/

Links From American Atheists.

Become a member at http://www.atheists.org/membership
Support the cause at http://www.atheists.org/donate
Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/AmericanAtheist
Subscribe to our quarterly magazine at http://www.atheists.org/magazine
And subscribe to our NEW YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/atheistsdotorg
And our NEW Instagram feed at http://instagram.com/americanatheists

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  1. Reblogged this on In the Eyes of Mika and commented:
    If you are in the Omaha Metro, be sure to show up this evening in La Vista and tell their Mayor that ALL minorities matter!

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  2. […] Omaha Atheists to Rally Because “Minorities Matter”. […]

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  3. Poor little atheist got upset and pissed his pants.

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