... I should like to point out that I think religions, all of them, are a pack of lies. A very stupid and dangerous pack of lies, which for centuries have resulted in the oppression of women, of the poor and of homosexuals, and continue to do so. It is outrageous that subscribers to a set of illogical unscientific supernatural beliefs should be protected in this way while misogyny and homophobia go largely unchecked in society.
I think the bill should be changed. I'd accept the whole thing with just one little adjustment. The definition of "religion" should be changed to include only a set of beliefs which include the idea that followers should give their money and wealth to the poor and live frugally. Most major religions include this admirable ideal. Only persons who adhere to this component of their religious beliefs would be protected.