An overzealous atheist organization is no longer getting a booth at next week’s Conservative Political Action Conference over remarks made about the Christian right.
American Atheists President David Silverman, while touting the fact to CNN that his group would be at CPAC, said, “The Christian right should be threatened by us.”
That was enough to do the group in.
On Tuesday, according to Silverman, he was contacted by Dan Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union – the group that puts on CPAC – and was told the ACU would be giving the atheists their money back.
“American Atheists misrepresented itself about their willingness to engage in positive dialogue and work together to promote limited government,” Meghan Snyder, a spokeswoman for the ACU, told Whispers. She said people of any faith tradition shouldn’t feel attacked, “especially at our conference."
“He left us with no choice but to return his money," Snyder added.
This news comes after GOProud, the gay conservative group that was banned from sponsorship for two years, announced it would be returning to the right-wing conference this year, though in a limited capacity.