Atheism and American politics are apparently increasing in activity thanks to the growth of activists around the country. In fact, there's an umbrella group that represents at least 11 different atheist groups. It was earlier speculated that 2012 will be the year of the atheist. It looks like that speculation is turning out to be correct.
The Secular Coalition for America represents American Atheists, The American Humanist Association and many others, taking a strong stance for true American values. Atheism is becoming a "political movement that must not be ignored," as one representative says in this source. That's absolutely right, and before some people start claiming this is a left vs. right type of thing, you might want to know that a veteran republican lobbyist has recently joined the coalition of atheists as an executive director.
Something else interesting was pointed out as well in the above mentioned link; the violation of the separation of church and state doesn't appear to happen much on a federal level. It's mostly on a state and other local levels that the U.S. Constitution is violatedÂ—i.e. the Woonsocket Cross, the Cranston High School prayer banner, and other violations that have made big news. With the growing politicized movement of nonbelief in deities, it's probably safe to say that the Constitution is going to be better enforced. That's a good thing!
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