The news is that following his appearance on Fox News’s show, America Live w/Megyn Kelly, American Atheists’ Communications Director, Blair Scott received multiple death threats from Christians. Many even appeared on the Fox News facebook page.
Here are some examples …
When posting Facebook snapshots the normal convention is to blank out names … but for this I choose not to do so. These folks are calling for violent actions against non-believes on the basis that they simply refuse to believe. Have we not moved beyond the middle ages, have we not left the inquisition behind? Apparently not.
In Norway we have Anders Behring Breivik the Christian extreme right terrorist. Many Christians claim that Breivik was part of an extremely small minority, wasn’t a real Christian, and/or doesn’t represent “True Christianity.” Yet, here we have multiple Christians making truly horrific threats against atheists. The above are only a few samples that I pulled out, many many more exist.
- Here is a slide show to lots more examples
- Here is a link to an article by Stacks Rosch about all this
- Here is a link to an article by William Hanby about all this
- Here is the News Article that triggered all this
Blair Scott, Communications Director at American Atheists, comments …
Twice in the past year an atheist has come on the official American Atheist page on Facebook and made statements of violence towards religious people. In both instances we reported them to Facebook for “physical/credible threats of violence” and then permanently banned them from our page.
We don’t stand for that nonsense from our fellow atheists. Too bad the same can’t be said for most religious people.