On Monday’s episode of “Full Frontal,” host Samantha Bee devoted a segment to following a militant atheist who set up a booth at Evangelical-dominated CPAC in order fight back against the prevailing idea that a governmental leader must have strong faith in a god.

One young woman placed her hand on the arm of an atheist activist and told him, “I’ll pray for you.”

He responded with a smile, “Okay, I’ll think for you!”

While the man faced a decent amount of push-back on his assertion that god isn’t real and that religion is a scam, he also discovered something surprising: young conservatives were much more interested in officials who displayed conservative economic views than those who expressed a strong Christian faith.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com