Christian hatred against 16 year old Jessica Ahlquist

If you don’t know who Jessica Ahlquist is, here is a brief history: She is basically the girl that had the prayer banner taken down from Cranston High School West after winning a legal battle. Why did she win? A religious banner in a public school is unconstitutional. By the way, this is the banner that is going down:

Hemant Mehta over at Friendly Atheist has been covering the story from the beginning. You can read the whole thing there.

Unsurprisingly, Christians did not take long to respond and unsurprisingly the responses are filled with hatred. They are going as far as to posting Jessica’s home address in different web sites, and of course she is receiving a lot of threats and messages filled with highly violent comments from these people:

ironkidd and Op35 are gathering these screenshots. You can see more at their blog.

Imagine for one second what the world would be like if these people still had their way in power. I can imagine this:

And no internet. Hell, probably no electricity either…

Anyway, you can show her that she is not alone by visiting her twitter account and saying nice things to her. This is a big win for all of us and should inspire us to speak up when religion is breaking the law. Religion has it’s place. Public places maintained by tax payers are not it’s place.

Advertisements

About spagmonster

The spagmonster is an ex fundy who was raised as a conservative Christian. His father was a preacher and the owner of the churches he would attend when growing up, so he got to see everything from the inside. After being exposed to real world knowledge and science, the spagmonster slowly started to become a non believer in mainstream religions until he started this blog. That´s when he sat down and thought ¨Huh... I think I´m an atheist¨. The deconversion process was complete. Cheers!

Posted on January 13, 2012, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What people don’t understand about Christianity is that not everyone in it is perfect. When you speak of Christianity to someone else they for some reason think we’re supposed to be almighty and perfect when in reality no one is and can be.

    It’s one thing to say that what they did is completely incorrect and out of line, and that is is against the religion itself. I even agree. Though it is another thing to hold the acts of those against the entire populous of the Christian religion. If that were truly the case, then would it be fine to say that any other religious person or Atheist that shows hate towards another would rule the world over in a complete anarchy if given the chance? That’s something to think about.

    This article is the same as saying all Muslim’s are bad after 9/11 happened, (This is an analogy for all those who take things too literal) and that’s just horrible.

    • “What people don’t understand about Christianity is that not everyone in it is perfect. When you speak of Christianity to someone else they for some reason think we’re supposed to be almighty and perfect when in reality no one is and can be.”

      No one is expecting every Christian to be a perfect person. In fact, you actually start lowering your standards for them and use their beliefs as a sort of ‘excuse shield’. It’s just hard to be open minded about such a contradictory group who preach about love and forgiveness, then turn around and spew some of the ugliest hatred I’ve ever seen. I.E., boy threatening to punch a young girl in the face for not agreeing with them!

      Not to say that there aren’t decent Christian families out there still. They just seem to be few and far between all the ignorant hate.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: