James Woods, the Arizona Atheist Running for Congress, Just Released His Official Campaign Video

James Woods, the progressive atheist officially running for Congress as a Democrat from Arizona’s 5th District, released a campaign video yesterday giving voters a glimpse into his life:

Woods, you may recall, responded to a pro-life group’s survey last month by telling them he couldn’t support policies that “jeopardize[d] the health and stability of women and their families.” And then he included in his response letter a few condoms with the words “Prevent Abortion” on the wrappers.

There’s no explicit mention of Humanism in the video itself, but it’s not really necessary. You get a sense that he exudes those values regardless — and, let’s be honest, not talking about his religious beliefs only makes him more electable.

The question now is whether voters will pay him any real attention, given that he’s up against a tough Republican incumbent. You can donate to his campaign here.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.