Atheists find unlikely focal point in conservative South Carolina

Image by Secular Humanists of the LowcountryImage by 20090429-secular.jpg The group holds monthly meeting from September to May, usually at Gage Hall on Archdale Street.

When seeing an article in The New York Times about the rise of an Atheist alliance, you aren't expecting many mentions of South Carolina, home of Charleston the "Holy City."

But that's just what's happened as the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry gained momentum since erecting their controversial billboard back in January that stated "Don't Believe in God? You Are Not Alone."

Here's a sample of the lengthy article:

More than ever, America’s atheists are linking up and speaking out — even here in South Carolina, home to Bob Jones University, blue laws and a legislature that last year unanimously approved a Christian license plate embossed with a cross, a stained glass window and the words "I Believe."

Go read the piece.

Though, I suppose if one had to pick a city in South Carolina where a movement like this would happen, it would be Charleston.

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