KCAC Goes to Reason Rally

March 24, 2012 the Kansas City Atheist Coalition joined 25,000 non-believers at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the Reason Rally! Sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations, the Reason Rally was a free event which included music from Shelley Segal and Bad Religion, comedy from Tim Minchin and Eddie Izzard, and talks from Adam Savage, James Randi, Richard Dawkins and many more! Check out the website for complete details.

 

Ask an Atheist @ Liverpool

Aug. 24, 2012 KCAC held our second Ask an Atheist event in downtown Liberty, MO. The Beatles tribute band Liverpool played a free concert and on the sidewalk outside the Liberty City Hall and Police Department KCAC made ourselves available to answer questions from the public about being atheists, humanists and skeptics.

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Rush Hour Atheists 2.0

Sept. 20, 2012 KCAC waved, smiled and displayed our banner at the intersection of 87th Street and Interstate 35 from 4 to 6 p.m. The good people of Johnson County Kansas now know there are atheists in Kansas City and have seen our website!

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Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner

Jan. 15, 2012 the Kansas City Atheist Coalition had a very fun and successful fundraising dinner at Buca Di Beppo.

Members and guests enjoyed an all-you-can-eat Skeptic Spaghetti Marinara and Freethought Fettuccine Alfredo dinner while celebrating the new year with KCAC.
We would like to thank everyone who attended, as events like these allow us to continue organizing philanthropic, activism, and community events such as, “JUDGMENT DAY: NOT HAPPENING,” “HEATHENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS” and “SANTAS FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE,” and “AIDS WALK KC.”

Moving Buddies: Helping Christians “Unpack Atheism”

Oct. 14, 2012 KCAC enjoyed a fun and “educational” evening of “Unpacking Atheism” with the Westridge Christian Church during their viewing of the live “simulcast” with Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg and William Lane Craig. The event description on the church’s website stated that Lee and Mark would “offer a balanced and accurate assessment of Atheism through their own personal experience, interviews, and the riveting stories of Atheists that have converted to Christianity.” Considering they wanted to present a “balanced and accurate assessment” of atheism, KCAC figured they’d appreciate a few real, live atheists present to answer any questions.

Patriot & Atheist: Kansas City Regional Atheist Meeting

Oct. 6 and 7, 2012 KCAC hosted the “Patriot & Atheist: Kansas City Regional Atheist Meeting” at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel and Convention Center. Nationally known speakers presented workshops and talks on the separation of church and state, the dangers of faith-based initiatives, godless lobbying, promoting public policies based on sound science and reason, sex in our politics and much more!

Speakers and workshop presenters included Nate Phelps, Rebecca Watson, Darrel Ray, Shawn Lawrence Otto, Katherine Stewart, Amanda Knief, JT Eberhard, and Hemant Mehta.

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Coffee with a Conscience

May 5, 2012 the Kansas City Atheist Coalition expressed our support for Starbucks Coffee Company at the JC Nicols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. Afterwards we walked to Starbucks on the Plaza and enjoyed cool drinks with friends.

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The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) launched an international boycott campaign called “Dump Starbucks” in response to the Seattle-based coffee chain’s vocal support for Washington state legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples.

“This important legislation is aligned with Starbucks’ buy Adobe CC Master Collection business practices and upholds our belief in the equal treatment of partners,” Kalen Holmes, Starbucks’ executive vice president, said in a statement to the Seattle Times.

Brian Brown, NOM’s president, announced the “Dump Starbucks” campaign in March after the annual Starbucks shareholders meeting, where NOM spokesmen questioned the board on the company’s support of the same-sex marriage legislation.