FFRF ‘unabashed atheist’ Ron Reagan ad returns to ‘60 Minutes’

Due to the fact that a football game is entirely pre-empting ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday, Jan. 21, the ad originally scheduled to run Jan. 21 will instead run on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Ron Reagan’s iconic commercial on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation will return to “60 Minutes” — one of the most-watched primetime programs — over the next three weeks. The news program, a Top 10 Program, airs Sunday nights on CBS at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The ad, in which Reagan famously notes he’s an “unabashed atheist, not afraid of burning in hell,” will air Jan. 14, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.

In the 30-second spot, Reagan, who is the outspoken son of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, says:

Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed, as you may be, by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m asking you to join 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 Founders intended. Please join the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.

After FFRF aired the Reagan ad on CNN during the Democratic presidential primary debates over the 2020 election cycle, he was credited with “winning” and became the top trending search on Google.

Eight years after it was first recorded, with “60 Minutes” as the intended ad placement, CBS finally agreed to start airing the ad in 2022, showing progress in the acceptance of freethought views. Reagan recently recorded a refreshed version.

“We warmly thank Ron Reagan once more for providing his inimitable endorsement of FFRF and our work to promote nontheism and get religion out of government,” says FFRF Co-President Dan Barker.

The broadcasting of this powerful ad — which accounts for 50 percent of FFRF new members — is only possible thanks to generous FFRF members who donate to FFRF’s Advertising Fund.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members across the country. It protects the constitutional separation between state and church and educates about nontheism. FFRF advertising is made possible by kind contributions from members. Donations to FFRF are deductible for income-tax purposes.

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