On Wednesday, we told you that atheists were planning to “flood” Capitol Hill in an effort to engage politicians on the secular issues that are important to them. Well — the day of reckoning has arrived.
Today, more than 200 non-believers are assembling to speak with House and Senate offices about issues of “non-theism.“ But before they ”flooded” congressional offices, the Secular Coalition for America held a training session to provide attendees with viable tools and information about lobbying. The Blaze was on-site in Washington, D.C., to go through the training along with non-believers from across America.
“Jesus loves!, Amanda Knief, event emcee and government relations manager for the Secular Coalition said into the mic to grab attention at the start of the event. Predictably, she was met with some playful boos from the audience. A few minutes later she joked again: “Jesus lives — and be quiet.”
“We are going to invade Capitol Hill this afternoon – because of you we have 166 meetings with Congressional staff members,” Knief told attendees. “Eighty Republican staff members have agreed to meet with you — and 86 Democrats.”
Knief went on to tell the coalition of non-believers that congressional staff don’t know “what’s going to hit them.” That being said, she encouraged participants to “be very gracious” to the offices and individuals willing to meet with them. Also, she emphasized that the Secular Coalition doesn‘t endorse parties and that it doesn’t necessarily support Democrats or Republicans.Continue Reading on www.theblaze.com