An ever-popular FFRF ad featuring a presidential son recently returned to premier television.
The commercial with Ron Reagan inviting viewers to join FFRF aired over several weeks on one the nation's most prominent news commentary programs, the "Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC.
In the 30-second spot, Reagan, the progressive son of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, says:
"Hi, I'm Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I'm alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That's why I'm asking you to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended. Please support the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell."
FFRF's ad has been refused by CBS, NBC, ABC and Discovery Science. FFRF has previously been able to place it on some regional network markets, as well as on CNN and Comedy Central.
Reagan has received FFRF's Emperor Has No Clothes Award and addressed FFRF's national convention in Madison two years ago. He has publicly identified himself for years as an atheist.
The commercial has spawned a popular FFRF T-shirt, lapel pin and a soon to be announced "virtual billboard" for social media use.
FFRF advertising is made possible by kind contributions from members. Donations to FFRF are deductible for income-tax purposes.