In 2012, Representative Pete Stark of California was the lone Congressional representative with the courage to speak at the Reason Rally, an assembly of people from across the country in Washington, DC to assert the right of political participation for people without religious faith. As Rep.
A transcript of the speech of Congressman Peter Stark to the Reason Rally, a gathering last weekend of thousands of non-theist Americans on the National Mall.
It’s easy to forget that there are many places in America where it’s still extremely difficult for a person to publicly acknowledge that they don’t have any religious identity. Until such places are the exception, rather than the rule, it will be sadly reasonable to attend events like the Reason Rally.