Progressive Secular Humanist:
For the first time, atheists and other nonreligious persons are explicitly named as a class protected by the law.
President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution.
Congress passed the international religious freedom bill protecting atheists, humanists, and other non-theists last week with overwhelming bipartisan support, and Obama signed the legislation into law last Friday, Dec. 16.
The new law explicitly protects atheists, humanists, and other non-theists, and upgrades the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.
I have to admit that as impressed as I am that Obama signed this bill, I am even more impressed that it received bipartisan support.
That is good news for this country, and even better news for those of us shunned by society for our critical thinking skills.
Also keep in mind that it is HIGHLY doubtful that this bill would have been written, or signed during a Donald Trump presidency.
Even with one foot out the door President Obama has our backs.