The theists are on a crusade to deny a legitimately elected city council member in Asheville, NC, his office because he is an atheist. His policies don’t matter, his competence doesn’t matter, the only issue being used to prevent Cecil Bothwell from taking his position is his disbelief in god, and that just isn’t right.
Fox News apparently think the rights of a minority should be determined by the prejudices of a majority, since they’re running a poll on the issue. Given that it is Fox news, the results shouldn’t be surprising…but they do need adjusting.
Yes. The law may be inappropriate, but if it’s in their constitution, it IS law. Step aside, councilman. 64%
Maybe. I can’t say that religion – or lack of it – should deter fitness for public office because it opens the door to all sorts of beliefs. 4%
No. Look at the calendar – it’s 2009! Religion – or lack of it – should never be a factor in qualifying someone for public office. 31%
I’m not sure. 1%