John Richards, Publications Director of Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and editor of AAI’s magazine Secular World, interviews David Rand, president of Atheist Freethinkers, about Quebec’s secularism law, Bill 21:
- Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-05-02.
Follow-up video: In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand, UPDATE
- Quebec’s Secularism Law under threat, John Richards, Secular World on Patheos, 2020-05-03.
I agree. I might accept religious symbols if the underlying religion did not discriminate against sub-groups of the population, such as women, LGBTQ, non-Cristian, or non-Muslim, or non-Jews, or non-whatever…but I cannot find such a religion. They are all divisive. There is nothing currently more divisive than religion, and as long as that is the case, I cannot support the display of any symbol which recognizes that religion. To do so would be to castigate one group compared to another for no good reason.