I know there are more important elections happening out there right now (you did vote No on 1 if you live in Maine, right?), but there’s an update on the City Council race in Asheville, NC.
This was the race in which atheist Cecil Bothwell was up against forces using his non-theism against him.
So what happened?
Challengers Esther Manheimer, Gordon Smith and Cecil Bothwell are virtually assured of election in the race for three open seats on City Council with all but one of the city’s 37 precincts reporting.
Another openly-atheist politician has won on Election Day.
This wasn’t about his atheism pulling him over the top. This was about his atheism not bringing him down. It didn’t, and that’s good news for all of us.
It offers a bit of hope for other atheists who may soon run for local office.
Congratulations to Bothwell, who really wants to thank everyone who voted for him 🙂