The following is a guest post by Marc Pagcaliwangan, a Canadian 10-0 boxer who wanted to share his story with us. Marc was a speaker last month at the 2017 American Atheists National Convention. Marc will be fighting in Brampton Ontario on November 11th.
I had opened up the local newspaper to learn that my big multicultural city started every council meeting with a Christian prayer – and worse than that, it had gone on for over 30 years without any complaints. From that point on I couldn’t be silent and am now hooked on keeping an eye out for breakdowns in secularism and getting more involved. Though I am very much on the left, I am watchful for problems of regressiveness on that side, while opposing bigotry against individuals of any belief system. My views are a work in progress and always open to revision.