Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fox 'News' favors anti-atheist discrimination

When I first heard of the amendment to that ordinance in Madison, WI, I wondered why it was necessary. Atheism is covered under religious discrimination. Discriminating because someone doesn't believe in a religion is exactly the same as discriminating because they do.

But I've heard right-wing politicians deny that, saying the freedom of religion does not include freedom from religion. (I've also heard them claim that Islam is not a "religion," so nothing seems to be too stupid or too far-fetched for these people.)

Given that this amendment does absolutely nothing except make clear that atheism is covered under religious freedom laws, it's pretty crazy to see how Fox 'News' interprets it, isn't it? Not at all surprising, of course, just crazy.

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