US atheist organisation demands apology after Alabama university chancellor sends out video about importance of religion for democracy

Atheists in the US are demanding an apology from a university chancellor who suggested religion is fundamental to a functioning democratic society.

Jack Hawkins, the chancellor of Alabama’s Troy University, sent his students and staff a video about “religious freedom” as part of an end-of-year message, reported.

But American Atheists, a group that campaigns for the absolute separation of government and religion, criticised Hawkins for implying that those who do not believe in God cannot be “moral, law-abiding citizens”.

h/t Dr. J