Atheists plan conservative outreach with booth at CPAC
February 25th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
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Atheists plan conservative outreach with booth at CPAC

Washington (CNN) – American Atheists, an outspoken organization that advocates for atheists nationwide, will have a booth at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference.

The atheist institution, which is well known for its controversial billboards and media campaigns, informed CNN of its inclusion on Monday night, and a representative from CPAC confirmed that the group will have a booth at the annual national gathering of conservative leaders and activists in March. American Atheists hopes to use the forum to tap into the conservative movement and bring conservative atheists “out of the closet.”


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  1. Rick McDaniel

    There is no religion required, to be a conservative.

    You simply need to believe in responsible behavior.

    February 25, 2014 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. Dean

    Good move...reaching out. I'm a Republican and an atheist. I've never been comfortable with the 'religious right' perception of the GOP. However, the Republican party is more in line with my concerns than the Democrats.

    February 25, 2014 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  3. rs

    That will be one very lonely booth- and they probably won't experience any great "christian" warmth from the conference attendees. A waste of time and a very meaningless statement.

    February 25, 2014 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. jk sfl the gop is going to lose the house becauseof gop teaparty idiots like rick mcdannal

    I guess all the wackos are in the gop, nothing to be proud of. how do you expect to ever win another election. the gop should just be disbanded.

    February 25, 2014 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Many principles of conservatism are found in the works of Ayn Rand?

    February 25, 2014 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  6. Fair is Fair


    Now if the left would stop being so confrontational with people of faith, they might increase their numbers.

    February 25, 2014 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. Pete

    Boy now the republicans are really getting desperate bringing in atheists to sit along side of their bible toting brethren,teapartiers...Hope you have riot gear boys because if somethings said that neither group likes you might see a donny brook the likes you've never seen before..Good luck republicans,Gods speed ,HA HA!!!

    February 25, 2014 09:24 am at 9:24 am |