Press Release: First-Ever American Atheists Television Ad Will Air on CNN

Commercial Bookends Special Atheist Program

Cranford, NJ—The national nonprofit American Atheists announced on Tuesday that the organization will debut its first-ever national television ad tonight on CNN during programs before and after a CNN Special Report called Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers, featuring American Atheists President David Silverman and other atheist leaders.


American Atheists’ 30-second commercial promotes the organization’s mission to keep religion and government separate and invites those doubting their religion to join the vibrant American Atheists community, specifically during the group’s 2015 National Convention in Memphis, April 2-5.


The ad is scheduled first for a commercial break between 8 pm and 8:30 pm ET during CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360; the second airing is scheduled between 10:30 pm and 11 pm ET during CNN Tonight.


The video is available for preview on YouTube here: or at


The American Atheists 2015 National Convention at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis will feature keynote human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, featured speakers founder and Discovery Channel host Marshall Brain, memeticist Dr. Susan Blackmore, comedians Trace Bealieu and Frank Conniff of the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a costume party, a Cards Against Humanity charity tournament, and more.


One-day and full convention tickets are available at the door or at


AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that defends civil rights for atheists, freethinkers, and other nonbelievers; works for the total separation of religion and government; and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy. American Atheists was founded in 1963 by Madalyn Murray O’Hair.


For More Information Contact:

Danielle Muscato, Communications Manager 908-276-7300 x7, [email protected]


American Atheists, Inc.

P.O. Box 158

Cranford, NJ 07016

Tel: (908) 276-7300



  • religion is dead


    • Cthulhu21

      As long as our minds operate the way they do, religious “thinking” never really dies.

      • hmm

        Wonder why the most intelligent beings on this planet are also the only ones who developed religious belief in EVERY one of their societies.

        • Cthulhu21

          People tend to believe what they fear/want to be true. (being indoctrinated from childhood has its role in it also, but there are exceptions)

  • Lame Atheist

    If it’s an ad on CNN it MUST be true!

  • Jonathan Blake

    Decent Americans will boycott any trash you mongrels try to push down our throats. That’s a move out of the liberal playbook. How do you like it. Anyway if most people find it obnoxious it should be taken off the air. If it’s good enough for the Confederate flag it’s good enough for atheist scum. Sorry what goes around comes around.

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