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Another affirmative-action category?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jan 20, 2004

In a Boston Globe op-ed, Cathy Young complains that agnostic politicians suffer discrimination.

(By "discrimination," what she means is that people don't vote for them.)

Coming soon, to a state near you: A federal judge will declare that henceforth, 5% of all elected officials must be agnostics. If the voters don't oblige, the court will appoint freethinkers to fill the quota.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Jan. 21, 2004 3:31 PM ET USA

    I know some agnostics that I would vote for over just about any catholic!