Nate Phelps Will Speak at the Reason Rally!

We’re proud to announce that Nate Phelps, the (estranged) son of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps, will be joining us at the Reason Rally!

Nate severed ties with his notorious family decades ago and now speaks out in favor of LGBT rights and raises awareness of religion-based child abuse.

Nate Phelps
We are aware that the WBC plans to attend the Rally in the hopes of converting all you heathens… however Nate will be there to deliver a message to his family that one does not need to live a life of fear and hate; indeed, it’s possible to be a moral, happy atheist.

We’re happy that he’s on our side and thrilled that he’ll be speaking to the Reason Rally crowd.

United Coalition of Reason Promotes the Reason Rally

Thanks to the United Coalition of Reason for promoting the Reason Rally!

A How-To Video for the Reason Rally

Everything you want to know about the Reason Rally in one video:

(via AtheismTV)

Bad Religion Promotes the Reason Rally

Thanks to Bad Religion for promoting the Reason Rally!

Eddie Izzard Will Speak at Reason Rally!

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard will be joining us on the Reason Rally stage!

 

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Baltimore Billboards Promote Godless Rally

For immediate release March 13, 2012

Baltimore, MD – “Celebrate living without God!”

These words, superimposed over an image of the National Mall in Washington DC, now appear on five prominent 14 x 48 foot billboards blanketing Baltimore. (High-resolution image)

The ads announce the upcoming Reason Rally, a celebratory gathering of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and skeptics.  The rally features a lineup of prominent nonreligious speakers and entertainers, including scientist Richard Dawkins, musician and comedian Tim Minchin, “Mythbusters” Co-host Adam Savage, magician James Randi, and the band Bad Religion. Comedian Paul Provenza will be a master of ceremonies.  The free, public event is the combined effort of all the major national organizations in the secular movement and will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM March 24th on the National Mall.

“This will be a glorious gathering of the godless,” said David Silverman, president of the Reason Rally Coalition. “Thousands of us will be coming together to celebrate secular values and reason – and we’re going to have a great time doing it.”

As with any event taking place in Washington DC, there are social and political angles at play.  The Reason Rally website states that the rally intends to “unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide.”  Local secular communities are answering the call.

“We’re converging on Washington to take our seat at the table,” added Emil Volcheck, lead organizer of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason. “And we encourage the millions of sympathetic Marylanders to join us.  The godless won’t be voiceless.”

Volcheck will speak, in part, about the rally this Thursday, March 15, at “Ignite Baltimore” in MICA’s Brown Center.

The five billboard locations are as follows:

* West side of I-95, a mile north of the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, facing south
* East side of Hanover St., just north of the Hanover St. Bridge, facing south
* West side of I-83, 2500 ft. south of Cold Spring Lane, facing south
* East side of I-95, 2500 ft. south of Russell St., facing north
* East side of Russell St., just south of Ostend St., facing north

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For a complete list of speakers and schedule of events, visit the Reason Rally website at ReasonRally.org. The Reason Rally can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

High-res billboard images, free for media use:
The Billboard in action
The Billboard design

For more information contact:

Jesse Galef
Publicity Director
Reason Rally Coalition
614-441-9588 x101
Jesse@secularstudents.org
http://ReasonRally.org

Emil Volcheck
Coordinator
Baltimore Coalition of Reason
443-267-8585
BmoreCoR@gmail.com
http://BaltimoreCoR.org

Richmond Billboard Promotes Godless Rally

For immediate release March 13, 2012

(Richmond, Virginia) – “Celebrate living without God!”

These words, superimposed over an image of the National Mall in
Washington DC, now appear on a prominent 12 x 40 foot billboard
greeting westbound traffic on I-64 just before the Staples Mill Road
turnoff. The billboard is on the right-hand side.

The ad announces the forthcoming Reason Rally, a celebratory gathering
of atheists, agnostics, humanists and skeptics. The rally features a
lineup of prominent nonreligious speakers and entertainers, including
scientist Richard Dawkins, musician and comedian Tim Minchin,
“Mythbusters” Co-host Adam Savage, magician James Randi, high school
activist Jessica Ahlquist, novelist Taslima Nasrin and the band Bad
Religion. Comedian Paul Provenza will be a master of ceremonies. The
free, public event is the combined effort of all the major national
organizations in the secular movement and will run from 10:00 AM to
6:00 PM, March 24, on the National Mall.

“This will be a glorious gathering of the godless,” said David
Silverman, president of the Reason Rally Coalition. “Thousands of us
will be coming together to celebrate secular values and reason—and
we’re going to have a great time doing it.”

As with any event taking place in Washington DC, there are social and
political angles at play. The Reason Rally website states that the
rally intends to “unify, energize and embolden secular people
nationwide.” Local secular communities are answering the call.

“We’re converging on Washington to take our rightful place at the
table,” added Virginia freethought organizer Shelley Mountjoy. “The
godless won’t be voiceless. And we encourage the millions of
sympathetic Virginians to join us.”

# # #

For a complete list of speakers, visit the Reason Rally website at ReasonRally.org. The Reason Rally can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

High-res billboard images, free for media use:

The Billboard in action
The Billboard design

For more information contact:

Jesse Galef
Publicity Director
Reason Rally Coalition
614-441-9588 x101
Jesse@secularstudents.org

Shelley Mountjoy
Richmond media representative
804-467-0637
Mountjoy@gmail.com

Reason Rally Billboard Goes Up in Richmond

The following billboard can now be seen in Richmond, Virginia!



Sen. Tom Harkin Will Appear in a Video Message at the Reason Rally

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has agreed to appear (PDF) in a videotaped message that will play during the Reason Rally.

He will join Representative Pete Stark (D-California) as politicians addressing the gathering:

Said a Harkin spokesperson, “Just like the rest of his colleagues in Congress, Senator Harkin, a lifelong Catholic, strongly endorses the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech. It was out of this conviction that he agreed to the invitation to send a video welcome to those exercising their Constitutional right on the national mall.”

Senator Harkin has served in the United States Senate for 27 years, serving an additional 10 years in the House of Representatives before that. The Secular Coalition for America, a sponsor of the Reason Rally, gave Harkin an “A” on their 2009 Senate Scorecard, a mark of how well his legislative votes defended secular values.

We look forward to hearing the messages from Sen. Harkin and Rep. Pete Stark at the Rally!