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A Black Republican on the Cincinnati City Council Just Came Out as an Atheist

May 29, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

I swear that headline is accurate.

In November of 2017, Jeff Pastor was elected to the Cincinnati City Council in Ohio. There were nine seats up for grabs and 24 candidates. Pastor edged past the finish line and won the final seat.

His campaign biography is interesting enough, but it’s a Medium post from last week that’s getting attention now.

That’s because (the ironically named) Pastor just came out publicly as an atheist.

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