Quebec Bans Public Workers from Wearing Religious Clothing or Symbols

‪This week, I spoke with Marc Steiner of The Real News Network about Quebec’s newly adopted Bill 21.

As I explained to Marc, I wholeheartedly support the separation of religion and state, but banning Quebec’s public servants from wearing religious symbols is the wrong way to ensure the state’s secularism.

It is entirely possible to ensure that the state remains neutral on the question of religion while allowing all public servants, whatever their religious beliefs may be, to wear religious symbols in the workplace. Respecting their freedom to do so does not amount to imposing a state-sanctioned religion on the citizenry.

Ultimately, Bill 21 is a frontal assault on religious freedom.

It must not stand.

My discussion with Marc Steiner can be seen and listened to here:

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