“Unabashed” atheist Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, brazenly declared he’s not afraid of burning in hell in an ad for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The ad, which originally aired in 2014 but was re-used by FFRF for the Democratic debate earlier this week, features Reagan explaining how he’s afraid of the “intrusions of religion into our secular government.”
He goes on to tout FFRF as the largest most effective organization working to keep church and state separate, “just like our founding fathers intended.”
He concludes the commercial with his lack of fear that he could one day suffer eternal separation from God. “I’m Ron Reagan, life-long atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.”
As The Daily Wire found, some Democrats cheered the ad, calling it “a thing of beauty.”
The FFRF claims America has a “secular” government, and often behaves as if the founders never intended for religion to ever be mentioned, looked at, referenced, talked about, seen, heard at all on government property.
This is untrue, as it is readily obvious to anyone who’s read a shred of history that the founders were quite open to mentioning and even petitioning God.
The very first session of the Continental Congress was opened with a prayer from Reverend Jacob Duché of Christ Church in Philadelphia. It took place September 7, 1774, at 9 o’clock a.m:
O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!
Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.
Faithwire has reported on FFRF’s mission to force secular worldviews on government while attempting to banish all mentions of God. They use bullying tactics and threaten long legal battles, which many are unwilling to engage in because of financial reasons.
They are an organization that perpetually bullies others to cave to their own view, which is the very thing, ironically, they claim Christians are doing. Because a school or other government organization includes something with a religious aspect to it doesn’t mean that the government is “endorsing” one religion over another. It is a reflection of what local communities value as important to them.
People broke free from Britain not so they could avoid religion, but so they could practice it freely. Those early settlers didn’t want the government to force them into a state-run church, such as the Church of England from which they fled.
For atheists to presume that no mention of God anywhere is acceptable is patently absurd, as God is clearly and prominently mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. Why would they do that if the goal was to ban all mentions of God?
Faithwire has reported extensively on FFRF’s bullying tactics. Sometimes they work, sometimes people are able to stand their ground. Here are a few examples.
Alabama Sheriff Issues Blunt Response to Atheist Group’s Complaint About Prayer: ‘We are Fulfilling our Duties as Christians’
‘If You Don’t Like It, Close Your Eyes’: Atheist Group Gets Slapped Down After Trying to Remove Crosses From Courthouse
Be praying for Ron Reagan and all the lost atheists who suppress the truth about God and exchange it for a lie. Also be praying for those who come across folks such as this, trying to snuff out faith. May they have the courage to stand strong.