I beg to differ. Secular society certainly offends me and a lot of other people. I find the very fact that religious groups are not allowed to put up notices offensive.
but religion does if there were to many Christian notifications other faiths will complain, and vice-versa this way its fair, remember we are talking about a notice board here, not the entire town hall, which i went to mine earlier out of curiosity and there were tables that had brochures and leaflets from jehovah’s witness, to the local CoS. posters advertising local mosque times etc, there was even a leaflet recruiting some new players for a churches Saturday football league.
So if people complain, certain notices should be taken down? If that is the case, I would like to register a complaint. I complain that the notice board has only secular notices. I therefore expect the city to take down all the secular notices.
Frankly, I don’t see what the problem is with any religious group placing a notice. Are you saying you want to limit freedom of speech and freedom of press to secular issues only?
They are not discriminating against religion at all, there are just different channels to go through.
Oh, but they are discriminating. According to my dictionary, “discriminate” means “to act toward someone or something with partiality or prejudice.” Secular notices certainly get a partiality there. Suppose I lived in your town and paid taxes there just like everybody else. Another citizen could advertise a book club on the bulletin board, but I could not advertise a Bible study. Wouldn’t that be discrimination against me? Don’t I pay the same taxes that support having a bulletin board in the first place?
As for having different channels to go through, why must my freedom of speech be limited only to certain channels when the speech of those advancing secular causes isn’t? That’s certainly discrimination!!!