From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Oct 27 10:18:54 2000
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 22:47:00 -0500 (CDT)
From: mdwait <email@example.com>
Subject: AA ACTION ALERT: Set Lieberman Straight on the Facts of C/S Separation
Organization: American Atheists
Joe Lieberman again tells Americans we don't have freedom from religion
In American Atheists
26 October 2000
Now, it's time for Atheists to set Sen. Lieberman straight on the
Last Tuesday, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joseph
Lieberman, in a "faith and values" lecture at Notre Dame University,
declared once again that Americans do not enjoy freedom FROM religion,
and that this is a nation firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values.
American Atheists President Ellen Johnson told the Los Angeles Times
that Lieberman has his facts wrong -- the Constitutional separation of
church and state does guarantee us freedom FROM religion, and that
religion has been an oppressive and divisive force throughout history.
Our greatness as a nation rests, in part, on the degree to which we
have embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment -- freedom, Reason,
American Atheists is urging nonbelievers and supporters of state-
church separation to contact Sen. Joseph Lieberman and help set him
straight on the record!
Here's what you can do...
- Get the background on this important story! Visit
- Take action! Contact Sen. Lieberman's office and speak out.
Visit http://www.atheists.org/action/lieberman.html for contact
information. You may also sign our special on-line e-mail which will
be sent to Mr. Lieberman.
- Send snail mail. Our web site has a new Adobe PDF letter which
you may download, print out, sign and send to the senator's Washington
office. Visit http://www.atheists.org/action/lieberman.html
- Spread the word! Voice your opinion in letters to the editor of
your local media, news groups, radio-television call-in programs and
Distribute copies of this Action Alert!
Margie Wait (aa#410)
irep @ atheists.org
Visit us @http://www.atheists.org