In preparation for an upcoming Atheist Voices video, we’re trying to compile a list of the biggest atheism-related news stories of the year.
If you have any suggestions for us to include, please leave them in the comments! Thanks
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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