An atheist group has been disinvited from the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference, CNN reports. American Atheists had been granted a booth, but “a groundswell of opposition from high-ranking members of CPAC compelled the group to pull the invite.”

American Atheists says it was simply providing outreach to the “many closeted atheists in the ranks of conservatives.” A spokeswoman for CPAC, though, said that American Atheists “misrepresented itself about their willingness to engage in positive dialogue and work together to promote limited government.”

Townhall political editor Guy Benson followed the situation as it developed.

CPAC will be held March 6–8 in Washington, D.C.

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