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.