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Texas Democrats Shun Atheists, Libertarians Talk

Here’s a follow-up to the article about Ralph Nader’s response to an atheist survey from Austin, Texas: The Atheist Community of Austin didn’t just send their survey to presidential candidates. They sent them to congressional candidates from Texas as well.

No Democratic members of Congress responded. Only one Republican candidate responded. Thirteen Libertarian candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, and one Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate responded.

The lesson: If you’re a non-Christian in Texas, you shouldn’t expect to get good representation from Democrat. The Republicans, of course, are not likely to help you out much either.

I don’t like much of what the Libertarian Party stands for. However, at least in Texas, they look like the closest thing to an opportunity at fair representation that an atheist can get.

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