The Freedom From Religion Foundation is starting out 2021 with a weeks-long high-profile TV ad campaign on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and CBS’ “The Late Show.”
FFRF’s iconic ad recorded by the obliging “unabashed atheist” Ron Reagan will air on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” this week on Tuesday (at 11:25 p.m. EST), Wednesday (at 11:13 p.m. EST) and Thursday (at 11:17 p.m. EST). (Exact airing times may be subject to change.) The ad will run four times next week, in part to catch inaugural audiences.
It is also expected to run on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Inauguration Day, Wednesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 21, as well as on the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Reagan, the progressive son of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, famously says during the 30-second spot (which has been viewed nearly a million times on YouTube):
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.
“We thank Ron so much for helping to make FFRF a ‘household name’ and grow our membership, as well as to members who kindly donate to FFRF’s advertising fund, which makes possible the placement of these ads,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the country’s largest freethought organization, with 33,000 nonreligious members and several chapters all across the country.