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The undersigned incorporator, in order to form a non-profit corporation under Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:

ONE: The name of this corporation is Internet Infidels, Inc.

TWO: The name and address of the registered agent of this corporation are:


Jeffery J. Lowder
President, Internet Infidels
4440 Burton Way #815
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

THREE: The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized is to educate the public about naturalistic beliefs, philosophies, and world views. The means of providing such education includes, but is not limited to, World Wide Web pages, electronic mailing lists, Usenet newsgroups, FTP servers, and other Internet-based forms of communication.

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

FOUR: The number of initial directors of this corporations is five. Their names and address are as follows:

  • Jeffery J. Lowder, 4440 Burton Way #815, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  • Bill Schultz, 28727 Persimmon Lane, Saugus, CA 91350
  • Mark I. Vuletic, 950 S. Oak Park #12, Oak Park, IL 60304
  • Jeff Lucas, 1721 Russell Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80915-2157
  • Clark Adams, 803 Golfing Green Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

FIVE: The name and address of the incorporator of this corporation is:


Jeffery J. Lowder
4440 Burton Way #815
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

SIX: The period of duration of this corporation is perpetual.

SEVEN: This corporation shall be a nonmembership corporation.

EIGHT: Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

NINE: No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the Internal Revenue Code), and this corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

TEN: No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that this corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these Articles. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, this corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The undersigned incorporator hereby declares under penalty of perjury that the statements made in the foregoing Articles of Incorporation are true.

Dated: June 3, 1997

// signed //

Jeffery J. Lowder, Incorporator