Jason Heap is the Executive Director of the United Coalition of Reason, an organization that has placed billboards promoting local atheist groups all over the country. He is also trying to become the first Humanist chaplain in the United States Armed Forces.
I spoke with Jason about the strategy behind putting up non-aggressive billboards, how he left the evangelical Christian faith he was raised in, and why politicians are working so hard to prevent Humanists from becoming officially-recognized chaplains.
Quick note: At one point, Jason brought up a Fox News host who said that atheists who didn’t want to say the Pledge of Allegiance could leave the country. He said it was Kimberly Guilfoyle; it was actually Dana Perino.