Pete Stark (D-CA) to Give First-Ever Public Remarks About His Non-Belief

Earlier in the year, Pete Stark (D-CA) came out as the first member of the United States Congress to openly deny belief in a God.

Outside a few remarks about how he was positively surprised at peoples’ reactions to his admission, he has not spoken publicly about his non-belief.

That will change on Thursday, September 20th.

Stark will be speaking at Harvard University at an event sponsored by the school’s Humanist Chaplaincy.


You can find more information on the event here.

While you’re at it, let them know you’re coming to the event on Facebook.

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  • vjack

    Wow! I’d love to see him speak. I hope someone figures out how to get it on YouTube.

  • Mriana

    Oh cool! I wish I could attend, but it too far away for me. :( I would love to meet the first politician to admit he is a non-theist. I think he has guts, but it gives me some hope that one day soon- hopefully before I die- that more of us can say publically that we are non-theists. Of course, he is in an area that is more accepting and I’m stuck in the Belt Buckle of the Bible Belt. :( “Mriana reminds herself, “Just two more years. Just two more years.”*