Atheist TV Network Debuting This July on Roku

Founders of the Atheist TV Network believe it will potentially reach as many as 7 million viewers. (Facebook)

Founders of the Atheist TV Network believe it will potentially reach as many as 7 million viewers. (Facebook)

The National Religious Broadcasters association represents hundreds of Christian radio and TV stations across America and the world. What we critically call “TV evangelists” have certainly made waves in Christian culture. Even local churches are featured regularly on TV. But now, something new is on the horizon: the Atheist TV Network.

Starting on the online Roku Network, the founders believe it will potentially reach as many as 7 million viewers. Small by Christian media standards, but the new channel—debuting in July—will be broadcasting programming 24/7.

The Religious News Service reports: “The channel will air video of previous atheist events, such as footage from past American Atheist conventions and speakers at 2012’s Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., as well as content provided by atheist video bloggers and other atheist groups. In addition, the channel will air segments of The Atheist Viewpoint, a show produced two decades ago by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, American Atheists’ deceased founder and plaintiff in the 1963 landmark Supreme Court case that removed Bible readings from public schools.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Phil Cooke, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, media consultant and co-founder of Cooke Pictures in Los Angeles. Find out more at philcooke.com.

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