Oklahoma Atheists
Type Unincorporated association
Founded 1999, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Headquarters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Key people Nick Singer (president), Jeanette Schreiber (vice-president)
The Oklahoma Atheists (AOK) was originally founded by Kim (Shultz) Cole in 1999 to establish a community of atheists, freethinkers, and other non-religious people living in Oklahoma City and throughout the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. [1] The organization is a local affiliate of the democratic society Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and therefore has ratified formal by-laws and holds elections for officers annually.

While the group engages primarily in social activities, such as meetups [2], it also organizes and hosts the occasional public lecture, debate, or protest. In 2003 the group created a standalone committee called "Stop Theocracy in Oklahoma Policy" (STOP) in order to protest the National Day of Prayer by celebrating a National Day of Reason in its stead. [3] This effort evolved over time into an inclusive and ecumenical celebration of religious liberty on the South Steps of the Oklahoma Capitol, known as the Interfaith Day of Prayer and Reflection,[4] now in its sixth year. [5] In 2009, AOK coordinated with Trinity Baptist Church of Norman, Oklahoma to co-host a streaming webcast of a theological debate between polemicist Christopher Hitchens and philosopher William Lane Craig at Biola University. [6]

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