Republican Atheists is a "group for those who identify as Atheist, Agnostic, Secular and others who are registered Republicans or take interest in the Republican Party." Their goal is to build awareness of atheist presence in the Republican Party. Lauren Ell is the President and Founder of Republican Atheists.
Ibn Warraq, an ex-Muslim who is an author of the book Why I am not a Muslim (1995) and whose book is a warning to the West about the dangers of political Islam and multiculturalism, is listed on the "Friends of Republican Atheists" page of their website. Leandro Guimarães, a libertarian/right-leaning dentist who is interested in getting rid of Cultural Marxism in South America is also listed on the "Friends of Republican Atheists" page of their website.
President of Republican Atheists Lauren Ell
According to the Republican Atheists website:
|“||Ell has identified as Atheist for over a decade and registered as a Republican in 2015. She was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Sweden most of the year. Her education background is in Marketing (California State University, Northridge) and Geology (Humboldt State University). She is a business owner, works as freelance marketing consultant and is a part time English and Swedish instructor.||”|
In 2017, the president of Republican Atheists, Lauren Ell, appeared in a photo op with popular conservative YouTube commentators Diamond and Silk at the Federation of Republican Women So Cal Division Biennial Convention.
Atheist Hemant Mehta on the Republican Atheists organization
Republican Party and atheism
The Republican Party is significantly more religious than the Democratic Party which is its chief rival political party. However, within Democratic Party black Americans and Latinos are significant segments of their political party and these two groups are very religious (see: Black atheism and Atheism and Latino Americans). Evangelical Christians tend to support the Republican Party. Individuals who are adherents of liberal Christianity and Catholicism and individuals who are secular voters tend to support the Democratic Party. At the same time, many devout Catholics, especially those who are pro-life, support the Republican Party.