We now see that the Democratic Party establishment regards atheists as a vulnerable cultural minority that can be used as a target for scapegoating. Members of other cultural minorities should be concerned. Brad Marshall’s email demonstrates that the DNC is willing to target vulnerable minorities for attack in order to stifle dissent and to protect the most powerful political elites.
United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees
It seems as if what Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic want to study are theists who are experiencing some kind of struggle about their theism. That’s fine, of course, but they ought to label their project accurately, instead of pretending to study atheists. Let them call this issue of Social Analysis something like Struggles Within Religion: Conflicted Theist Identities.