Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.
That may seem silly given the religious conservatism of the Republican field, but it’s an important question.
His most recent exchange was with Sen. Ted Cruz. Justin told me he asked his question right after Cruz “worked the crowd into a frenzy with some anti-Obama, anti-Hillary, pro-gun, pro-God rhetoric.”
The crowd went silent when he began his question with, “I’m an atheist…”
So how did Cruz respond? Why should atheists vote for him? See for yourself: