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Illinois Legislator Called Out for Rant

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Pundits and ordinary folks throughout the country are calling on an Illinois legislator to resign. Last week, State Representative Monique Davis of Chicago got worked up during a hearing. Atheist activist Rob Sherman was testifying about state funds for restoring Chicago's Pilgrim Baptist Church, which was gutted by fire two years ago. 

The exchange has brought national attention to the state capital and has some calling for Davis's resignation. Among them is the New York-based Council for Secular Humanism. Ronald Lindsay is the director of the Council's First Amendment Task Force, and he joins us on the line.

Note: We learned shortly after the conversation that Representative Davis personally apologized to Sherman yesterday. You can read the details of the apology.

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