If we are going to have parties based on nonreligion, then it's OK to have parties based on religion, Oh wait, that's the Republican party. Never mind.
I think the Democrat party has a big enough tent to allow agenda with secular view. Fringe parties stay on the fringe. Well, there's tea party, but that's just Rebublicans with dementia.
Well, good luck. I can't see having a separate party based on atheism, even though I'm ardently antitheistic. It would be interesting to see the platform, but even then I don't think I would go for it.
When I was in college I was in the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL) and we realized that third party movements were doomed from the outset. So, we worked within the Young Democrats and the regular party to encourage Socialist ideas and actions. Out on the fringe you are just farting in a whirlwind.
There is a sizable number of Democratic Congresspeople and Senators in the Progressive Caucus I would imagine a fair number of them are Atheist or Agnostic.
That's true. However, "declares" is the operative word. I would guess that a large number of congresscritters attend church and make sure every speech ends with, " ...and God bless America", and they do it all for the same reason they love babies, go to the county fairs, judge pumpkin contests and have a dog – the public perception – IMAGE. Regardless of who they really are.
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