Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), who’s served eighteen terms, recently acknowledged that he is an atheist. Given that there are more atheists and agnostics in the US than there are Congregationalists, and given that 13% of US adults declare themselves as having no religion*, it was about time there was an atheist in Congress. Or, more accurately, it was about time that one actually admitted his views in public.
Meanwhile, for another religious group, persecution continues unabated in this country, as a high school student was denied the right to dress as his religion allows.
* Don’t believe me? Check out the census data.