Michael Luciano explains how conservatives think atheists view Christmas. (It’s like he’s giving away our game plan!)
Earlier this week, the Shreveport City Council (Louisiana) passed something called the “Be Fair Shreveport” Ordinance, protecting those who are LGBT from workplace discrimination. Sounds like a very logical thing to do, right? As usual, churches and religious non-profit groups were given special exemptions from the new law so they could continue being bigots within their own walls. The Ordinance passed 6-1. Everyone wins! Right?!
Almost. The one holdout vote came from council member Ron Webb.
You know where this is going: He’s going to say he loves gay people but this Ordinance somehow takes away someone’s religious rights, blah blah blah.
Oh, we went much further than that:
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Well, it turns out they videotape their monthly meetings and put them up on YouTube…
So we can see for ourselves how the discussion went down. I just watched it and, um, wow. You gotta see this. The relevant portion begins at the 32:15 mark:
NY State Senator Quietly Rewrites Press Release Denouncing Atheists, Unaware of Something Called a ‘Screenshot’
He said the digital billboard, images of which are below, was “religious persecution of the kind that similarly lead to the Holocaust.”
Anyway, get this: In the original press release, Lanza wrote the following: