President Of The American Humanist Association To Speak In Myrtle Beach


David Niose, author of “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans”, will be a guest of Myrtle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers.

David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association and author of “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans”, will be the featured speaker at the next Myrtle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers meeting at 11:00am Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Chapin Memorial Library. The public is invited to attend this free event.

A new group of Americans is challenging the reign of the Religious Right. Today, nearly one in five Americans are nonbelievers - a rapidly growing group at a time when traditional Christian churches are dwindling in numbers - and they are flexing their muscles like never before. Yet we still see almost none of them openly serving in elected office, while Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and many others continue to loudly proclaim the myth of America as a Christian nation.

Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion" and one of the most prominent international secular figures, says of “Nonbeliever Nation”:

This excellent book is simultaneously disturbing and reassuring. David Niose lays bare the whole dismal history of how the Religious Right hijacked America and betrayed the secular intentions of the Founding Fathers. Fortunately, as he also documents, decent Americans are now fighting back, and the book ends on an uplifting note of hope.

About David Niose

David Niose, an attorney from Massachusetts, is currently serving his second term as president of the American Humanist Association. He previously served as treasurer of the organization for four years. An advocate of identity-oriented secular activism, Niose is currently lead counsel in a case challenging the "under God" wording of the Pledge of Allegiance on equal protection grounds.

About American Humanist Association

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to live ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. Based in Washington, D.C., the American Humanist Association has stood as the voice of humanism in the United States for over 70 years. The AHA strives to bring about a progressive society where being good without gods is an accepted way to live life. The AHA accomplishes this through its defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by its outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview. For more information go to

About Myrtle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers

Myrtle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers is a community of secular individuals who stand for reason, ethics and compassion. Founded in 2008, our membership is made up of nontheists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists living, working, and playing in the Myrtle Beach area. For more information, go to