by Amanda Terkel 09/18/2013
WASHINGTON — Although a growing number of Americans say they are not affiliated with any religion, Congress has just one member who says the same. A new political action committee is hoping to level the playing field.
On Wednesday, the Center for Humanist Activism launched the Freethought Equality Fund, which it’s billing as the first nontheist political action committee with a full-time paid staff.
“I am pleased that we’re able to meet this need for political representation for atheist, humanist, and other freethinkers,” Roy Speckhardt, the group’s executive director, said in a statement. “To be able to provide financial assistance to candidates who support secular government will benefit all Americans, including those who value the absence of government entanglement in religious beliefs.”
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