San Antonio Mayor Claims Atheists Are “Broken People” Who Cause Poverty

San Antonio Mayor Claims Atheists Are “Broken People” Who Cause Poverty April 24, 2017

“Since you’re with the Christian Coalition, I’ll go ahead and put it out there that to me, it’s broken people. People not being in a relationship with their creator and therefore not being in a good relationship with their families and their communities and not being productive members of society.”

You may expect the above quote is from someone belonging to an extremist Christian group, not the mayor of a major city. But sadly, you would incorrect. 

San Antonio Mayor, Ivy Taylor, said the above during a candidate’s forum earlier this month. You can see her make the remarks around the 107:45 mark in the video below:

I have to agree with my Patheos colleague Michael Stone here. This is simply contempt for atheists. Taylor, a Democrat, has also been under fire for her failure to support protections of LGBTQ people. It seems like she has a lot to learn with atheists as well. Taylor needs to understand that she represents all citizens in her city, not just the ones who are heterosexual and believe in God.

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