Remove them all and there is no discrimination.
Indeed. And they should all immediately be replaced by Peter Boghossian’s Socratic method inmate reform program.
Let’s see, should we spend time and money encouraging prisoners to believe in fairy tales, or instead expend those resources giving them critical thinking skills for their return to society? Gee, tough call there, huh?
The article was an interesting read, but if the following quote came from a US federal official, lawyers here would climb over one another for the chance to skewer it:
“However, the Government of Canada is not in the business of picking and choosing which religions will be given preferential status through government funding.”
Maybe those wielding the skewers would have a point, since it seems the decision contradicts this statement, and in fact has resulted in preferential treatment given to Christianity.
Talk of lawsuits of course assumes that the federal government here in America has anything to do with prison chaplain contracts, which, being that the prison system in this country has become increasingly decentralized and privatized, I doubt. I have to admit my ignorance on this subject. Here’s an interesting bit of Pew research on American prison chaplains. Seems to suggest each state decides its own prison chaplain hiring policy. That doesn’t rule out state-level lawsuits, should only Christians be employed, however. States must adhere to the First Amendment as well, after all.