Religious Freedom Fight Hits YouTube

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

 

A Sikh dentist treats a patient in Quebec (YouTube screenshot)

A Sikh dentist treats a patient in Quebec (YouTube screenshot)

Ari Grunzeweig says that although he is not a very political person, he does know right from wrong. For him, the right thing to do was to make a video opposing Bill 60, the proposed “Charter of Values” that would ban the wearing of religious symbols by public employees in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Grunzeweig, a professional video producer, knew he had to disseminate the video before hearings on the bill began in Quebec’s National Assembly on January 14. He made it just under the wire, posting “Quebecers Care” on January 13. To date, it has received over 15,000 views on YouTube, and traditional media has begun to pick it up, as well.

The minute-and-a-half-long video shows healthcare providers in a hospital setting — many of them wearing religious symbols and clothing items — going about their regular business caring for patients.

Click here to read more and watch the video.

© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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