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  •  Mark Udall (2+ / 0-)
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    NMLib, ChadmanFL

    He comes from a prominent Mormon family. But he is Presbyterian, and widely considered to be a closeted atheist.

    •  I've long assumed (3+ / 0-)
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      sawolf, bfen, bythesea

      That Congress houses a very large number of closet atheists.  Upwards of 15% (myself included) of the U.S. population is now admits they subscribe to no religion.  The true number has to be a good deal higher given so many keep in secret to avoid discrimination, especially in places like the south.  

      Given all this I think it's safe to assume Pete Stark isn't the only atheist in Congress.  Wouldn't surprise me if the true number were over 100.  I'd imagine Tammy Baldwin is in that category.  Her religion has always been listed as "unspecified."

    •  Not that closeted (0+ / 0-)

      He's identified as being "spiritual" as opposed to religious.

      Keeper of the DKE glossary. Priceless: worth a lot; not for sale.

      by SaoMagnifico on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 11:14:41 AM PDT

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