Here in Oklahoma, there are two major atheist groups, one for each large metropolitan area. There are also two major statewide events, Camp Quest Oklahoma and FreeOK. This past weekend the organizers and volunteers for all of these groups were out in force, making everything happen pretty much all at once.
On Saturday, at a campsite somewhere south of Choteau, Camp Quest staff were getting all the campers packed up to head home.
— Damion Reinhardt (@D4M10N) June 22, 2015
My own camper reports that his week spent among budding young freethinkers was amazing, as usual.
Meanwhile in OKC, the Oklahoma Atheists were doing outreach to the LGBT community and their allies:
— Oklahoma Atheists (@AtheistOK) June 20, 2015
Outdoor summer festivals are sweaty work, but someone has to do it.
Meanwhile in Tulsa, AOK was also doing outreach to the crowd gathered at FreeOK:
— Damion Reinhardt (@D4M10N) June 20, 2015
FreeOK went off without a hitch, which is sad becase I’ve always wanted to meet Hitch. Photos will be available soon on their Facebook page.
On Sunday afternoon, the Oklahoma Atheists and their fully articulated FSM float were a big hit at the Pride
— Oklahoma Atheists (@AtheistOK) June 22, 2015
We had record turnout for the parade this year, which is awesome. The LGBT community will always have allies in the freethought community.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the leaders, organizers, and volunteers who made Camp Quest and FreeOK happen, you guys do so much more than we ever see. Also thanks to AOK and ACT for building up the community day by day, year after year.
We are blessed to have a vibrant and growing community of freethought and (unlike many theists) we are aware that our blessings come from real people doing hard work. Thanks to all of you, for everything you do.