We can expect to see the Freethought Equality PAC to go the way of the National Atheist Party, a political party which couldn’t find any actual candidates to run for office after it awkwardly declared that although it was a political party for atheists, it welcomed Christians too.
Almost the entire National Atheist Party seems to have fallen asleep. The party doesn’t have a single candidate for public office anywhere – not even for a local school board or highway superintendent. The last politically-themed comment on the National Atheist Party forum was back in April. The last event endorsed by the party was a book raffle in early June.
This morning, I decided to check in on the progress National Atheist Party. One sign of progress is that the National Atheist Party has its own web site now. The first meeting of the National Atheist Party is also set for just a few days from now, this Saturday in Schaumburg, Illinois.
It’s because I value the separation of the church and state that I can’t support the National Atheist Party. The National Atheist Party can’t succeed in putting any politicians in elected office in these conditions, and so, the National Atheist Party will succeed only in depicting atheists as an isolated, ineffective fringe.