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Council Bans Atheist Websites

by | 29th, July 2008

ANORAK’S man at Birmingham City Council has been trying to access atheist websites. But he can’t.

Neither can he access sites that advocate witchcraft, the paranormal, “sexual deviancy” and criminal activity.

The authority’s Bluecoat Software computer system allows staff to look at websites relating to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and other religions but blocks sites to do with “witchcraft or Satanism” and “occult practices, atheistic views, voodoo rituals or any other form of mysticism”.

Under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, it is unlawful to discriminate against workers because of their religion or belief, which includes atheism.

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