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38 Percent Of 4th District Virginians Vote For Atheist

In the 4th congressional district of Virginia this year, Democrat Wynne LeGrow ran against incumbent Republican Randy Forbes. The district is heavily Republican in registration, and Forbes takes large amounts of cash from corporate connections, so no one expected a Democrat to do well in the election.

Wynne LeGrow decided to give it a shot anyway, but he wasn’t about to compromise his identity in order to make this campaign for higher office. In a place where Christianity is regarded by many as a qualification for public service, LeGrow openly acknowledged that he is an atheist – he just doesn’t believe in the Christian god.

Some people say that they’ll never vote for an atheist, but then, those people are likely never to vote for a Democrat anyway. 38 percent of voters did vote for Wynne LeGrow yesterday, it turns out.

If an atheist can get nearly 4 out of 10 votes in Virginia, who’s to say that openly atheist candidates couldn’t win outright in more progressive places?

4 comments to 38 Percent Of 4th District Virginians Vote For Atheist

  • Once again, this probably has more to do with party than religion.

  • I BELIEVE GOD WILL JUDGE OUR COUNTRY FOR THE WAY WE ARE HEADING, IF WE DON’T CALL ON HIM AND ASK HIS FORGIVENESS. I AM HOPING THE FUTURE WILL CHANGE AND THINGS WILL LOOK BRIGHTER.

  • lee j

    not many people care what a person believes as long as their doing what their told by their boss, the people who hire them. That’s just a distraction from the point. Do what you are told and all will be well! After all your just there to reflect the image of the people who voted for you. Do that and you’ll be doing the right thing, and keep your job if not your fired.

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