Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Atheist Hero Rep. Juan Mendez, D-Temp

Rep. Juan Mendez is an atheist hero for delivering a secular invocation at the Arizona House invocation on Tuesday.

A state lawmaker acknowledged that he is an atheist as he gave the daily House invocation Tuesday, urging legislators to look at each other, rather than bow their heads, and “celebrate our shared humanness.”

Rep. Juan Mendez, D-Tempe, who said it was freeing to be open about his secular views, also introduced about a dozen fellow members of the Secular Coalition for Arizona who watched from the House gallery.

Source: Arizona Lawmaker: I'm an atheist by Mark K. Reinhart.

It takes guts to come out as an elected official. Thank you Rep. Juan Mendez.