Wednesday, the Democratic Party made it clear that atheists are not welcome in the Party. Just yesterday, I got an e-mail from the Party asking for money. Fuck them!
The next time I get a mailer that asks me to donate to the Party I will be sending it back to them with a note instead. They clearly made an effort to kick me out of the Party even against the vote of their delegates. Atheists should be very vocal about our disapproval of being told we have to sit under the bus. We should be contacting the people who work for the Party on a national level and we should make our voices heard in the media and online.
Now I understand this is an election year and many atheists want to continue to support the President and other candidates. That’s fine; go do that, but don’t support the Party that doesn’t support you. Donate to the candidates directly if you have to, but tell the Party that you are an atheist and you will not be treated the same way Republicans treat gays in their Party.
The fact is that there are a lot more atheists than the Democratic Party realizes and most of them are apathetic about their lack of belief. We need to send a message that we will not be apathetic anymore. Those days are over. Atheists are out of the closet and we are a significant voting bloc. We have to power to make or break the election and it is time we put the fear of godless into these politicians.