Gov. Chafee dubs May 1 ‘Day of Reason’ in RI

Lincoln Chafee waves at the 2014 State of the State speech.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee has declared May 1 a “Day of Reason” in Rhode Island.

The governor’s office signed a proclamation, released Monday, as requested by The Humanists of Rhode Island and the Secular Coalition for Rhode Island.

The proclamation says the application of reason has “proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth by cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interaction among people.”

The groups are planning events to coincide with the National Day of Reason — to be held in parallel with the National Day of Prayer, which is that same day. They say the Day of Reason aims to raise awareness about the “persistent threat” to the separation of church and state.

A Chafee spokeswoman says he signed a similar proclamation last year.

The Humanists of Rhode Island and the Secular Coalition for Rhode Island both say they’re committed to “non-theistic” or supernatural viewpoints and philosophy of life — and committed to the greater good of humanity.

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