By Shalailah Medhora
A project to get atheists to tick the “no religion” box in the upcoming census has faced a backlash from anti-Islam campaigners, who say that it would ensure Islam becomes Australia’s dominant religion.
The Atheists Foundation of Australia has been trying to get people to stop marking their birth religion down on next month’s census (which is basically a compulsory survey of the entire Australian population) if they no longer practice that religion.
The foundation’s President, Kylie Sturgess, told Hack that the group was not telling people to abandon Christianity, but wanted people who weren’t religious to fess up to it.
“If you’re a Christian, awesome! Tick that box,” Kylie says. “Just try and tick the truth.”
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