"The Ohio-based Secular Student Alliance, which a USA Today writer once called a 'Godless Campus Crusade for Christ,' incorporated as a nonprofit in 2001," Don said. "Today there are 394 SSA student groups on campuses across the country."
"The Secular Student Alliance is essentially a support network for the autonomous atheist, agnostic, and humanist student groups that choose to be its affiliates," said Don. "The rapid growth of the SSA is analogue to the general growth of the American secular movement. Atheist groups were once fringe organizations that didn’t get along. That began to change around 2007, on the heels of bestselling books from atheist authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Suddenly, the movement had leaders, a sense of direction and a common purpose."
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