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The March-April 2014 FS Newsletter

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In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

Anti-Discrimination Support Network adopted by Secular Coalition for America

Free to Rock and Roll by Dan Arel

 Beyond the Golden Globes Red Carpet by Margaret Downey

The Freethought Society’s 2014 Four-Month Calendar

Nontheist Tide Rises on California Coastline by Margaret Downey

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

Roy Zimmerman to Perform “Wake Up Call” April 1, 2013

Roy Zimmerman

The Freethought Society and the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia are pleased to announce the return of Roy Zimmerman to the Philadelphia area. Roy’s “Wake Up Call” performance of original and funny songs about ignorance, war, greed, hope, struggle, change and more greed takes place on Monday, April 1, 2013. The charge is $18 (pay at the door) with discount available to students and seniors. Anyone would be a “fool” to miss this April 1st concert!

Roy’s one-of-a-kind performance begins at 7:30 PM at the Ethical Society’s Building located at 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Pennsylvania. Zimmerman sings satirical songs – all original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. There’s a decidedly “Lefty” slant to his lyrics.

In 2012, Roy and his co-writer wife Melanie Harby traveled 47,000 miles
to complete a 50-state tour of all 49 states. Hawaii was “Omission
Accomplished,” he says.

“Wake Up Call” is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly progressive look at what they saw and heard across America in the
Obama Era. The show is ninety minutes of original, rhyme-intensive songs, with funny titles such as Abstain With Me and I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible. Roy also sings heartfelt songs like Hope, Struggle and Change and I Approve This Message. The audience always enjoys Roy’s impassioned comic commentary.

With thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and social justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. Roy has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he has been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered. Roy’s YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Sing Out! Magazine writes, “Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics … underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.” See for yourself: Creation Science 101, To Be a Liberal, and Defenders of Marriage.

Don’t miss Roy Zimmerman’s Monday, April 1, 2013 one-man show on April Fools Day!




Nate Phelps – The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life – April 15, 2012

Nate Phelps

Nate Phelps

On  Monday, April 16, 2012, the Freethought Society and the Drexel Freethought Society (an on-campus student group) will co-host Nate Phelps at Drexel University.  Phelps is the son of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, which gained infamy from their protests at the funerals of American soldiers.

The Phelps presentation, entitled “The Uncomfortable Grayness of Life,” will begin at 7:00 PM in the Mitchell Room, located on the first floor of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104).  FS thanks Drexel University student leader David McDevitt for coordinating with University officials for the use of the Mitchell Room and for helping to promote this event.

Please note the suggested donation of $5 at the door. The suggested donation for students with ID is $2.

Phelps will talk about his family and his interesting philosophical journey. He is currently a resident of Calgary, Alberta, and works for the Center For Inquiry.  Phelps is currently working on a book which will reveal his exceptional story. A documentary film about Phelps is due to be released soon.

Visitors can park at the Drexel Parking Garage using the self-serve pay-by-space system. Pay in the lobby at the kiosk just after parking your vehicle by entering the parking space number and selecting from the kiosk’s menu prompts. Similar parking is available at 3500 Filbert Street. Display the printed receipt in plain view inside the vehicle’s front dash.

Roy Zimmerman returns to West Chester – April 9, 2012

FS is pleased to announce that folk singer and political satirist Roy Zimmerman will be performing on the campus of West Chester University on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Sykes Auditorium (110 W. Rosedale Avenue West Chester, PA 19383).

The show starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is $18.00 for the public; $10.00 for students.

The Freethought Society has hosted Zimmerman several times over the years to rave reviews. This is the first event that will be co-hosted by FS with the Political Science Club of West Chester University. FS thanks student Nicholas Stark for coordinating with University officials for use of the auditorium and for helping to promote and advertise this wonderful concert.

Roy Zimmerman lives in California, and visits the East Coast only a few times a year. Get a taste of  Zimmerman’s music and terrific sense of humor by watching his clips on YouTube, and visiting his website at http://www.royzimmerman.com  but remember-  it’s not nearly as fun as a live Zimmerman performance!   Please plan to attend!

PLEASE RSVP VIA our FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/260612840699568/  or on our meetup.


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