The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 42.0°F | Fair

Atheist Poster Met Free Speech Bounds

On Sunday morning, the Lobby 7 drop poster for the MIT Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists was removed. After confirming that neither Physical Plant or the Campus Police removed the poster, we fear that someone from the MIT community removed it because of the unpopular viewpoint it voiced.

The poster did not contain harassing or offensive language and was well within the bounds of our right to free speech. The entire text of the poster read: "We think there is no God. Now what? MITAAH. We welcome atheists, agnostics, humanists and all other freethinkers." We replaced the poster with a second, identical poster.

If you removed our poster, please return it. It was the product of many hours of hard work. If you have any information on the person or persons who may have removed the poster, or if you have problems with the views expressed on our poster, please e-mail

Sarah L. Carlson '00

MITAAH President