A few days ago, I mentioned that the Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee was offering $2 off the price of admission if you brought in a church bulletin — this on a specially themed “God and Country Day” this coming Sunday.
They’re now shifting their position to allow the discount to non-religious people as well.
According to the press release from American Atheists:
Hale Moss, the President of Wilson County Promotions advised reporters at the Lebanon Democrat that printouts from Web Pages of non-religious groups would be honored at all ticketing booths to receive the “church bulletin” discount at the Wilson County Fair’s “God and Country Day” on August 17th 2008.
Blair Scott, the National Affiliate Outreach Director for American Atheists said, “I am exceptionally glad to hear about Mr. Moss’ decision. I am pleased to hear that Wilson County had made the decision to honor all groups regardless of their religious or non-religious affiliation. I was excited to pass this information on to non-religious groups in Lebanon, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Huntsville, Birmingham, and even nationally.”…
Of course, with this change, it would just be easier to do away with the discount or simply lower prices for everyone that day…
In any case, kudos to Mr. Moss for making sure there would be no discrimination going on during a local government-sponsored program.