New Survey Shows That Atheism is Still a Political Liability, but Not As Much as Before

You won’t be surprised that the Pew Research Center, in a survey released today, found that atheism is still the biggest political liability a candidate could have.

What may be surprising is that the candidate deemed as the least religious is the Republican frontrunner.


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Bernie Sanders: “I Am Not Actively Involved with Organized Religion”

While Republicans are fighting with one another to get endorsements from leading Religious Right figures — even Donald Trump got a nod from the head of Liberty University yesterday — Sen. Bernie Sanders is doing something radical (even for Bernie Sanders).

He’s not talking about faith at all.


Unless he’s asked about it directly, Sanders is taking a very much live-and-let-live approach to the matter. Now, in an interview with the Washington Post, he’s coming even closer to flat-out admitting he’s a “None”:

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Ted Cruz Endorsed by Glenn Beck and Christian Leader Who Blamed Jews for the Holocaust

When it comes to piling up endorsements from radical Christians and other ultra-conservative religious types, Sen. Ted Cruz has had a pretty impressive week.


Sure, he missed Jerry Falwell, Jr.… but let’s take a moment to consider the shining stars he did pick up.

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Hillary Clinton: We Have to Stick with “Separation Between Church and State”

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.

Yesterday, he asked Hillary Clinton for her thoughts about laws that merge religion with our secular law. It was a brief exchange, but Clinton agreed there was no place for that in the United States:


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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Rapper Nephew Wrote a Song in Response to B.o.B.’s Flat Earth Tweets

The other day, the rapper known as B.o.B. told his nearly 2.3 million Twitter followers that the Earth was flat, using the kind of proof that a smart third grader could refute.


The kicker to all this was that Neil deGrasse Tyson chimed in with some quick rebukes.

Yesterday, however, Tyson went a step further. He got his nephew — stage name TYSON — to record a song correcting B.o.B.’s errors over the beat of Drake’s “Back To Back.” According, the song is titled “Flat To Fact.”

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