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PA Nonbelievers to Co-Sponsor Ellery Schempp Presentation

PA Nonbelievers will co-sponsor “An Afternoon with Ellery Schempp” with the ACLU on Sunday, June 9th, 2013. It will be at 2pm at the Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg, PA.

Dr. Schempp’s case was one of the two cases decided by the Supreme Court (The other was Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s case) that removed compulsory prayers from the public school system. This event is in honor of the 50th anniversary for that case.

On Monday, June 10th, Dr. Schempp will be at the PA General Assembly. We are hoping that he will have the opportunity to address the Assembly. At 11am, he will take part in a press conference to discuss the “Public School Religious Freedom Month” resolution, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Abington V Schempp and Murray v Curlett cases. The press conference will be in the Media Room at the Capitol, and feature other speakers as well, including David Silverman, President of American Atheists and Brian Fields, President of PA Nonbelievers, and others as we can arrange it.

More information about the case is available here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington_School_District_v._Schempp

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