The official blog of University of Missouri Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists, & Agnostics
This morning the American Family Association published a comprehensive interactive map recognizing 200 self-identifying atheist, anti-Christian, humanist and “homosexual agenda” bigotry groups in the United States.
How neat, I thought. I am always looking for new, like-minded groups to network with in my area. This well-labeled map will help direct me to groups that share our goals.
Then I noticed a stunning omission. It seems that although the AFA thought to include Columbia Atheists, student groups like Secular Student Alliance @ UCMO and groups in my hometown area like O’Fallon Atheists, they had completely neglected to add our group to their roster.
This is a total setback for MU SASHA if other groups can’t find us. We atheists get left out of everything: heaven, public office, job promotions, now this! Our mere existence as a college group serving hundreds of atheists locally adds as much fuel to Christians’ perceived persecutory delusion as any of those other groups. Our bigotry to Christian bigotry must not pass unrecognized!
We have written to the American Family Association alerting them to this omission. We will update if we hear back from them.