FFRF’s Reagan ad reappears on ‘Maddow’ and ‘Samantha Bee’ this month


The endorsement ad by Ron Reagan promoting the Freedom From Religion Foundation will reappear several times on MSNBC in April, starting tonight.

The irreverent ad, with Reagan’s signature line of being “an unabashed atheist, not afraid of burning in hell,” will air tonight, Wednesday and Thursday and three days next week on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” (9 p.m. Eastern).

It’ll resume playing on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS for three weeks starting Wednesday, April 21. That show airs at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Wednesdays and repeats an hour later.

In the 30-second spot, 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 is indebted to Reagan for his generous support.

“The ad creates some nice cognitive dissonance,” says Dan Barker, FFRF co-president. “Here’s the son of conservative President Ronald and Nancy Reagan openly identifying as a nonbeliever in support of FFRF’s work.”

To make possible continued appearances by the ad, which has brought many new members and increased visibility to FFRF, you can earmark a donation to FFRF’s advertising fund.

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