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At Bernie Sanders’ Kickoff Rally, Campaign Co-Chair Gives Shout-Out to Atheists

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      At Bernie Sanders’ Kickoff Rally, Campaign Co-Chair Gives Shout-Out to Atheists

      … and so I say, Brooklyn, that you should be proud that the son of this city has been standing on the front lines for a very long time. Standing up for working people in this country. Black, white, brown, red, yellow, and the swirl in between. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer. Jew, gentile, Christian, Buddhist, atheist. Standing up for the people! That’s the measure of a man.

      While it might be strategically unwise to focus on atheism on the stump, every Democratic candidate should be making a case for a secular government that promotes evidence-based policies. There’s a growing number of non-religious Americans. Democrats need them to vote in 2020 (because white evangelicals sure as hell will). They would be foolish to ignore us, and doing so doesn’t have to alienate religious voters. Turner’s speech shows how easily it can be done.

      Incidentally, Sanders isn’t an atheist, as he’s said in many interviews. Rather, his style of religion is a very nebulous “God is everything” approach that isn’t offensive to anyone except the conservative Christian crowd.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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