The Reason Rally is “a celebration of Secular values” that is a sponsored by the country’s major secular organizations. “The intent is to unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society… and having a damn good time doing it!” – From the Reason Rally website.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it this year. I’m hoping it goes well so they will be able to have another one next year and I’ll definitely be going to that one.
I’ve already heard that there’s going to be protests from people like the Westborough Baptist Church. (You know whose crazy people who will protest anything, like soldiers funerals, LGBT pride parades, etc. They have those stupid “God hate America” and “God hates Fags” signs. Yeah… them.)
However, Andy (from Laughing in Purgatory), came up with some cool ideas on how to deal with them. I really like the Kazoo band and handing out flowers. I suggested that his band hand out flowers while playing. Who could hate a bunch of fun loving, flower handing out, kazoo playing atheists? Besides, it’d make us look really good and be quite memorable too.
But I also like his sign ideas; “We respect the Westborough Baptist Church's right to free speech. Sincerely yours, the atheists” and “We may disagree, but I don't want you dead. PS - I don't hate you either. Sincerely yours, atheist.”
I really like these signs, mainly because they are true. I don’t want the WBC-ers dead nor do I hate them. I just think their fucking crazy and need to do a long stint in a nice quite room with soft white walls. But not dead.
Anyway, if there is another one next year I’m hoping it’s going to be as exciting as I think this year’s will be.
Anyone else have any ideas on how to deal with the WBC?