I live in the MD/DC Area. For months now, I have been trying desperately to find African-American atheists/agnostics/freethinkers etc. in my area. I am the ONLY active young, black, atheist in my college group.
I am starting to believe Black atheists are afraid to come out, except for blogs and the internet. I KNOW I am not alone.
Blacks in the media, because of the same sex marriage debate, are being portrayed as bigoted as some Whites were during Civil Rights. If we are to really change the way our government, media, and religious portray us, we have to show our support.
I spent 24 years of my life, afraid to question religion and God. I have lost friends and family for just questioning my beliefs and standing up. I know is isn't easy, but if you believe like I believe, that we only have this life to live, then DO SOMETHING.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=92973687272
Please, stop hiding behind the computer.