A TV ad with Ron Reagan inviting viewers to join the Freedom From Religion Foundation will continue airing on the nation's most prominent news shows this week.
The ad is scheduled to run on "Rachel Maddow Show" tonight and Wednesday, March 8, on MSNBC, as well as on "Morning Joe." (See this week's MSNBC schedule. The scheduled times may vary.) The ad will also run on CNN's "Newsroom," "The Lead with Jake Tapper," and the "Situation Room" various times through Thursday.
In the ad, Reagan, the progressive son of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, says:
Hi, I'm Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I'm alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That's why I'm asking you to support 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 Founding Fathers intended. Please support the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.
This is the first time MSNBC has accepted the much-censored ad, which continues to be refused by the CBS, NBC, ABC and Discovery national networks. It has aired on some regional network markets, as well as on Comedy Central.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics), with more than 27,000 members all over the country. It works as a state/church separation watchdog.
FFRF advertising is made possible by kind contributions from members. Donations to FFRF are deductible for income-tax purposes.