Dave Muscato Becomes American Atheists’ New Public Relations Director

Congratulations to Dave Muscato for becoming the new Public Relations Director for American Atheists, taking over for the recently-departed Teresa MacBain.

“We’re very excited to bring Mr. Muscato on board,” said David Silverman, President of American Atheists. “He brings great ideas and strong activism to our organization.”

“I’m very happy for the opportunity to work for American Atheists,” Muscato said. “This has long been a dream of mine. This organization does very admirable work in representing the interests of atheists in America, in working toward separation of church & state, and in providing resources for atheists in our country.”

Dave has served as both a Writing Intern and Volunteer Network Coordinator for the Kansas/Missouri region for the Secular Student Alliance.

I gotta say: It’s very exciting, and deeply satisfying, to see a former campus atheist group leader getting a “real” job in the atheist world. There are all sorts of opportunities for Christians to do that — becoming a pastor, youth group leader, adult leader of a college Christian group, etc. — but we’re only starting to see the growth of positions as a “professional atheist.” As these organizations grow, they’ll start to hire more staffers — and many of them will likely come from the ranks of atheists who helped lead their college groups.

So what is Dave most looking forward to in his new position?

I’m very excited about working on separation of church & state issues and fighting discrimination. I’m also very excited to help the secular movement as a whole by encouraging more atheists to come out of the closet and be proud of their rationality.

He picked the right organization to join. Dave heads to the AA offices in New Jersey next week. I would wish him the best of luck, but he’s one guy who doesn’t need it. AA is in good hands with him.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    Congrats to Dave Muscato on his new position.

    I wish him great successes at American Atheists.

  • opsarchangel

    what’s the harm of little idi*ts?

    monstrous.com/forum/index.php?topic=13908.0

  • http://twitter.com/davemuscato Dave Muscato

    Thanks for your wonderfully kind words, Hemant! I’m looking forward to seeing you at the convention in Austin!

    - Dave Muscato
    Public Relations Director
    American Atheists

    • quickshot

      Hemant seems fit to call you a “Professional Atheist”. Are we seeking to replace Christian positions with secular ones? Seems like more religion to me….

  • http://twitter.com/nicoleintrovert Nicole Introvert

    Congrats to Dave! I think we sat next to each other at Reason Rally. It’s great to see him take this new position.

  • http://twitter.com/Teresamacbain Teresa Macbain

    Congrats Dave! Hemant, your statement that I’m “recently-departed” sounds almost like I just died :) ! Gave me a chuckle this morning!

  • GOD OVER EVERYTHING!

    Congradulations on being a hypocrite by forcefully imposing your child like and highly uneducated belief system upon a nation that continues to fall in ruins do to the lack of Christianity/God. Don’t you idiots see that the more you fight for your secular rights, the more our country falls into the hands of evil people? When will you hypocrites stop blaming God (which you don’t believe in) for the course of our country/world and start owning up to your own crap and destruction!? Dave? Your a chump and ignorant b ecause the fact is I was a gang affiliate, drug user, thief etc. and Jesus is what saved my life and made me a better man and much safer for the community so to say without God is better is a complete lie and the fact that your arrogance is easily shown makes you more of an attention seeking and obviously uneducated “human being” if that’s what you consider yourself to be. All who follow this coward are the real evil of the world and if any of you, THAT MEANS ALL OVER THE WORLD! think your gonna leave this life in safety without God, then the joke is on you and remember, JUST LIKE STUBBORN, SELFISH AND UNAWARE OF THE TRUTH CHILDREN POUTING FOR ONLY WHAT THEY WANT CUZ THEY KNOW BETTER, YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU ASKED FOR. I WILL NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT GOD/JESUS SO IF YOU WANNA TRY IT THEN LETS GO…. I’LL BE WAITING WITH MANY MORE SOLDIERS IN GOD’S KINGDOM. CHECKMATE!


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