Inaugural Charity Volleyball Tournament

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22

Location: Abundant Life Baptist Church, 414 SW Persels Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Join the Kansas City Atheist Coalition and Abundant Life Baptist Church for an “Atheist vs. Christian” volleyball tournament. Six teams of six players will compete, ending with an all-star atheist vs. an all-star Christian playoff!

$5 tickets to watch the tournament can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go directly to Drumm Farm, a Kansas City-based foster and adoptive care resource center.

Pizza and soda will be provided by Abundant Life Baptist Church.

Ask a Kansas City Atheist

The Kansas City Atheist Coalition positioned itself near the J.C. Nichols fountain, making itself available to fellow pedestrians to answer questions the general public may have about atheists – what we do as a community, why we don’t believe, and how we can be “good without a god”. We broke down barriers between non-believers and the community at large, offering not only answers to questions some might have about atheists, but also offering hugs to show the lighter, warmer side of the atheist community.

Check out the full album on our Facebook page!


AIDS Walk 2013

April 27, 2013 The Kansas City Atheist Coalition and Camp Quest KC participated in the 25th annual AIDS WALK Kansas City. Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters KCAC and CQKC raised $1,405 for the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City and was the 24th highest ranking team in donations raised!

All proceeds go to raise awareness and funding for local AIDS service organizations that provide shelter, emergency services, medical care and long-term nursing care to the women, men and children living with HIV/AIDS in our community. Beneficiaries include SAVE Inc., Good Samaritan Project, Kansas City Free Health Clinic and Hope Care Center.

Ask an Atheist at the St. Pat’s Parade

March 17, 2013 the Kansas City Atheist Coalition held an “Ask an Atheist” event on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Westport Road one block away from the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade route.

Unfortunately, KCAC was denied entry into the parade out of “respect for the legacy of St. Patrick”, according to the parade committee’s official statement.

Despite being banned from the parade, KCAC still managed to join in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. We had a blast at our “Ask an Atheist” event where we held signs and made ourselves available to answer questions from the public about being an atheist while also bringing attention to the parade organizers’ discriminatory actions.

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Check out the press KCAC has received due to being denied participation in the parade.



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Kansas City St. Pat’s Parade

Kansas City Atheist Coalition

Kansas City Atheist COalition Denied Entry into Community St. Pat's Parade


The Kansas City Atheist Coalition was denied participation in the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade this week because, according to the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s official statement, “Kansas City’s parade celebrates the Feast Day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the Christian teachings and beliefs that he lived and suffered for. [ . . .] It was with respect for the legacy of St. Patrick that the parade committee turned down the Atheist Coalition’s application to participate in this year’s procession.”


The parade website, however, specifies that parade events are “open to all, Irish or not, Catholic or not.”


Participants in last year’s parade included the Kansas City Sheltie Rescue, an animal-rescue group; The Renaissance Festival; Bob Hamilton Plumbing; and Pepsi Beverage, all secular organizations.


“There have been and are multiple organizations participating in the parade who do not explicitly line up with Catholic beliefs — the International House of Prayer and K-Love Radio being prime examples in the past,” said Sarah Hargreaves, president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition. “The fact that religious alignment with Catholicism has not been a criteria in the past seems discordant with this sudden new requirement.”


Josh Hyde, KCAC’s vice president, said that while the atheist group recognizes the importance of a private organization being able to set the rules for its own events, “It’s unfortunate that something that is so publicly perceived as a community event would choose to exclude members of the community for the simple fact that they have no religious belief.”


“We just want to be treated the same as everyone else,” Hargreaves added. “As active and contributing members to the Kansas City community — through support of local community programs such as Harvesters, Kansas City AIDS Walk and Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association — we feel we’ve earned a place alongside our fellow community members to show our pride in Kansas City.”


“Year after year the parade has included secular traditions of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, such as shamrocks, leprechauns and drinking green beer. I think it is pretty clear, the parade committee now claims the parade is a deeply Catholic event only as a justification and rationalization of their patent religious discrimination against atheists,” commented Lindsey Burns, a member of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.


KMBC Interview with Josh Hyde


Fox 4 Story


Press Release


Equal Love Worth Fighting For

Feb. 23, 2013 KCAC peacefully protested Kirk Cameron and his religion-rooted bigotry against the LGBT community and women’s reproductive rights. Cameron led a seminar at the First Baptist Church of Raytown titled “Love Worth Fighting For.” KCAC and the Kansas Equality Coalition advocated for “Equal Love Worth Fighting For.”

Check out the full album on our Facebook page!

Among the public statements that Cameron has made about gays and reproductive rights are the following:

1) In a CNN interview with Piers Morgan, Cameron stated, “Homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization.” See video HERE.

2) In the same interview, Cameron stated that abortion is “wrong under any circumstances” and that “someone who is ultimately willing to murder a child even to fix another tragic and devastating situation like rape or incest … is not taking the moral high road. I think that we are compounding the problem by also murdering a little child.” See video HERE.

3) Cameron’s “Living Waters” ministry website states that homosexuality is a self-destructive lifestyle equal to that of pedophilia, adultery, alcoholism or drug addiction.

“Homosexuals argue that they did not make a conscious decision to be that way, so it must be natural. They are born that way — just as all of us are born with a sin nature and sinful desires (Ephesians 2:1– ). Tell them that it is natural for them, and for all of us, to be tempted to do things that God says are wrong. In the same way, pedophiles and adulterers (alcoholics, drug addicts, etc.) don’t make a conscious decision to “choose” that self-destructive lifestyle, they simply give in to their sinful desires.However, although sin is natural for unbelievers, that doesn’t mean God wants them to remain that way. God can set them free from their sinful nature (Romans 7:23–8:2), give them new desires (Ephesians 4:22–24), and help them withstand temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13). See 1 Corinthians 6:9– 1 footnote.” See quote on website HERE.

Secular Santas

Dec. 30, 2012 KCAC gave attendees at the International House of Prayer’s “OneThing” convention an alternative point of view! We met at Barney Allis Plaza wearing nifty Santa hats, holding KCAC’s banner and passing out candy canes and a pamphlet exposing the harmful actions and hate speech of IHOP’s leadership and affiliate groups.

Go HERE to view the pamphlet we created and passed out at the event!

Check out the full album on KCAC’s Facebook page!

Genesis Bible Study

Dec. 2, 2012 KCAC joined Graceway Christian Church youth pastor Steven Ray in one of a series of seminars on the book of Genesis. This Sunday’s session was on the “beginning and essence of Good & Evil.”  The seminars are open to the public, and Steven has encouraged his students’ to invite newcomers. The promotional flier also encouraged participants to “bring your research, questions and an open mind.”

Fifteen members of KCAC did just that! Steven gave a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation/lecture, followed by an additional 30 minutes of answering questions submitted via text message. After that, there was open discussion in which the room broke into small groups and continued conversing about the topics discussed in the lecture.

This was a great opportunity for atheists to meet and converse with young Bible-believing Christians. The Christian students all seemed very receptive to honest and direct discussion of religious ideas and were enthusiastic about engaging with non-believers. A significant part of what we accomplished was simply exposing young Christians to open atheists for the first time.