Advocate writer Bob Anderson rips into Livingston's parish council in this fantastic editorial. He points out, "A person does not have to agree with other people’s religious practices in order to support their right to follow those beliefs." Not only that, he reminds readers that the original ordinance prohibiting soothsaying is pretty darn vague and badly written. Finally, he wraps up with a note to elected officials that they might be better off spending their money on things like roads, drainage, and infrastructure issues, instead of blowing it "waging war for or against particular religious groups."
Big props to Anderson for thinking outside the box, and writing an editorial that is fair and balanced towards people of ALL faiths.