Atheists March Around Mormon Temple Square


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SALT LAKE CITY – About 75 atheists, most of them former Mormons, marched Sunday around Temple Square in Salt Lake City during the faith’s general conference.
Many mailed resignations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the end of the walk that was dubbed “the Mormon exodus and mass resignation event” by Atheists of Utah president Dan Ellis.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the atheists marched through some 100 Mormon faithful singing the hymn “How Great Thou Art.”
Afterward, the demonstrators gathered at a nearby park to hear American Atheists president David Silverman tell them they’re “making it easier on closeted atheists who are afraid” to leave the Mormon church.
American Atheists will hold its national convention in Salt Lake City from April 17-20, coinciding with Christianity’s Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday.

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