Pete Stark, the first Congressman to admit publicly that he has no belief in a god, will be speaking tomorrow (Thursday, September 18 2007) here in Cambridge, MA. Rep. Stark will be hosted by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, who of course I was quoted as bashing in the Boston Globe last Sunday. They write:
JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT, where Rep. Pete Stark will give the first-ever public remarks on his Humanism and nontheism. Stark is a senior member of the influential Ways & Means Committee, a strong advocate for religious liberty and church-state separation, a Unitarian Universalist, and a veteran of the US Air Force.
Â· Despite surveys indicating atheists are the group Americans are least likely to elect, Stark denies it takes courage to become the first ‘out’ nontheist in the House.
Â· “What is courageous,” he adds, “is to stand up in Congress and say, ‘Let’s tax the rich and give money to poor kids.”‘
There are many ways to be a true believer.
105 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Seating for this free event is limited: arrive early to ensure admission!
I’m going to try my best to make it and I encourage all of you in the area to do so as well.