Justin Scott is the state director for the Iowa chapter of American Atheists. -promoted by Laura Belin
The notion of religious freedom — what it is, what it isn’t and what it should be — is being tested here in Iowa.
In April 2017, the Iowa House of Representatives respected my religious rights when I delivered the first atheistic invocation in that body’s history. The Iowa Senate, however, has denied my repeated requests to perform a similar invocation. In so doing, the Senate is not only directly discriminating against me, but also violating the Constitution, which protects all faiths equally.