Todd Stiefel Appears on The Young Turks

Todd Stiefel appeared on Thursday night’s episode of Current TV’s “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” and a clip from his appearance is now online. In it, he talks about why he’s so passionate about the atheism cause:

“Atheists and humanists are the most discriminated groups in the country — at least in the way they’re perceived and trusted. When you look at polls of how people would vote, we fall below Muslims, gay people — everybody.”

The full clip isn’t available, but Todd did a nice job of just getting that very important point out there. We are fighting an uphill battle and one of the best ways to fight it is to out ourselves as atheists, then show the country why that slander is both unfair and untrue.

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)

    Todd Stiefel is awesome, not just for his generous philanthropy for atheist/humanist causes (which is fantastic), but also for being such a warm, charming, rationale, articulate public face for freethinkers in America.

    I ‘tip my hat’ to Todd for the great work he is doing to make this a better country and a better world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/todd.stiefel Todd Stiefel

      Aww, shucks. Thanks for you kindness.

      • squeeworthy

        OMG, celebrity appearance!

  • Ima Freethinker

    Wow, I repect Cenk’s program, and this is a great forum for Todd Stiefel! He is working diligently and effectively to build understanding and respect for atheists, humanists, freethinkers. This is a civil rights issue (atheists are forbidden to hold public office in the state in which Todd and I live, for example). And we need to halt the encroachment of the Christian fundamentalist right into our public schools. Wake up, America!

  • Jeff frey

    Even though it is true that people usually do not vote for atheists, this has less to do with outright discrimination and more to do with how people vote. Voters will usually trust, and therefore vote, for people that are more like them. Whites will usually vote for whites, blacks for blacks, hispanics for hispanics, christians for christians, mormons for mormons and atheists for atheists.


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