(FAITHWIRE) – Atheist activists are accusing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of issuing a “fallacious smear of nonreligious” residents and are imploring him to apologize to nontheists.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group based in Madison, Wisconsin, said DeSantis implied during a June 9 press conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, that people without a “‘religious foundation’ are prone to criminal violence.”
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“DeSantis made these insulting and baseless statements at a press conference a few days ago regarding the person who allegedly attempted to assassinate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” a FFRF statement read. “DeSantis claimed so-called ‘lunatics’ lack a ‘religious foundation’ or any type of ‘relationship with God.'”