American Atheists, based in Austin, Texas, organized “Pope Picket ’93″ in order to defend “freedom of choice for women … rights of gay men and women … freedom of expression … separation of government and religion.”
Their slick brochure informs its readers that “The pope of Rome has no business trying to dictate politics, finance and life-style behavior to the American people.” It goes on to say that “Catholic brainwashing has corrupted young people through religious indoctrination, sexual repression, ritualized absurdities, and foolish beliefs.”
The mailing included an offering of assorted anti-Catholic books including a few gems of the genre. You can phone or fax your order and they accept Mastercard and VISA!
We’re not sure how many atheists showed up in Denver, but we hope they weren’t disappointed.