Michael Reagan, a political commentator and son of former President Ronald Reagan, says a recent ad that his brother, Ron Reagan, is in, touting his atheism, is a slap in the face of his father.
"For Ron to do the ad is one thing, but the way he ends the ad was, 'I'm Ron Reagan, I'm not afraid to burn in hell,' just slaps our father in the face in a terrible, terrible way," Michael Reagan told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV
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did the television ad for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in which he asks Americans to donate to the organization to fight against "the intrusions of religion into our secular government."
"Fine if you want to be an atheist, but you are the son of Ronald Reagan and you do have an obligation, so you've got to understand that as you walk through life," Michael Reagan told Newsmax. "There's a place where you have to stop and say no, 'I'm not going to do it in that way.'"
According to Reagan, his brother has "always been" an atheist.
"I remember having dinner with my father . . . and he was talking about atheism at dinner one night and my dad leaned over to me and grabbed my hand and said, 'My only prayer is that my son becomes a Christian' like him, like our father," he said. "That was his prayer."
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