He's probably not the first and he's probably not the only current U.S.
Representative to be
an atheist, but Congressman Pete Stark (D
) is the first to admit it
publicly. This is great news and I can only hope that more politicians will follow his lead. I don't know anything about his politics or his effectiveness as a leader, but admitting that he "does not believe in a supreme being"*
makes him a hero in my eyes.
From Americans United The Wall of Separation
: Stark Statement: Congressman Says He Has No Belief In A Supreme Being