Michael Reagan has come out swinging at his brother Ron Reagan, CNN and MSNBC for a controversial TV ad that promotes atheism.
The conservative commentator took to Twitter on Friday to proclaim he was boycotting both cable news networks for running a 30-second spot that features his liberal brother plugging the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
He also said their father, the late Ronald Reagan, was “crying in heaven” over Ron’s TV endorsement of the organization whose members do not believe in God.
The ad is appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and the “Rachel Maddow Show,” and on CNN’s “CNN Newsroom,” “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and “The Situation Room.”
In the ad, Ron looks into the camera and explains he is “an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government.
“That’s why I’m asking you to support the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended.”
Ron identifies himself as a “lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.”
The ad had previously been refused by CBS, NBC, ABC and Discovery Science.....