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View Diary: An Atheist Running for Congress (150 comments)

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    Do Identity Politics really have no place in our country?  Over 10% of this country is non-theist and yet only 1 out of 535 members of Congress profess no religion.

    Catholics like to be represented.

    Cubans like to be represented.

    White people like to be represented, Black people like to be represented.

    Men like to be represented, Women like to be represented.

    Do Atheists have to take a back seat just because they tend to be Liberal and believe that our political system is better than all that?

    I for one would never vote for an anti-environment candidate, regardless of their personal religious beliefs.  And I will support the more pro-environment candidate regardless of their personal religious beliefs.  But if someone wants to come out with an identity that is sorely underrepresented and they also share my policy views I think that's pretty cool.

    PS - I see that you recently wrote an entire diary about Harry Reid's views on the Cordoba House, so don't try to pretend that discussions of religious freedom have no place in our politics.

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