Watch for ‘unabashed atheist’ Ron Reagan on CBS’ ‘Colbert’

Ron Reagan Ad

Ron Reagan’s commercial on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation will return to the live version of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The ad, in which Reagan famously notes he’s an “unabashed atheist, not afraid of burning in hell,” will kick off subsequent ads airing on the comedy show on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 14 – Feb. 16.

In the 30-second commercial, 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.

FFRF’s “Freethought Matters” TV show played a 30-minute interview with the ever-quotable Reagan on Sunday, Jan. 29. He has received FFRF’s Emperor Has No Clothes Award for his lifelong identification as an atheist and his advocacy of the separation between religion and government.

After FFRF aired the Reagan ad during several Democratic presidential debates carried by CNN in 2019, he was credited with “winning” and becoming the top trending search on Google.

“We warmly thank Ron Reagan once more for lending his inimitable endorsement to FFRF’s purposes to educate the public about nontheists and to get religion out of government,” says Dan Barker, FFRF co-president.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with more than 39,000 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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