Dec 25 2013

Five atheist politicians: is America ready for faithless leaders?

“Faithless”? How about “atheist” or at least “non-religious”?


With 20% of Americans now claiming to have no religious affiliation, you might expect to see more atheists elected to public office. On the contrary, open atheists are almost nonexistent in the political sphere. In fact, most politician atheists seem to conceal their views until after leaving office to avoid the backlash. Here are five examples of nonbeliever politicians who show the complexities of being irreligious in the United States:

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  1. Reed

    9pm on Christmas, and John’s posting about atheist politicians. Now there’s a dedicated leader… :)

    1. John

      And someone’s reading the post on Christmas!

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