Before I get down to business, I want to ask you to do me a favor.
You know that today marks the tenth anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2011. However, you may not know that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the controversial decision to keep todayâ€™s memorial services completely secular. No clergyâ€”from any religionâ€”will be allowed to publically use this event to pray or proselytize.
Unfortunately, we in the nontheist community are continually on the defense. Daily, all over the world, our rights are trampled and we are told to shut up and let the religious use public gatherings as they please. Yet, how often do we take time to be thankful to those who uphold our civil liberties? Please join me in thanking Mayor Bloomberg. If he only hears the complaints from the religious, the decision might not go to our favor next time.
Mayor Bloombergâ€™s contact info:
Email: Online Contact Form Phone: 212-639-9675 Fax: 212-312-0700
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
Oh and the "Online contact form" is clickable, so if you want to thank by email, that's where you do it.