In yet another example of the patterns I discuss in my forthcoming book, an atheist in Alabama who spoke out against putting an “In God We Trust” display on public property has been inundated with hate mail and death threats. Because that’s exactly what Jesus would do, don’t you think?
Here are just a few of the messages that were directed at Scott on Facebook via comment threads or even to her personal inbox, provided to AL.com.
- “Shoot her for treason.”
- “Go jump off a bridge.”
- “I believe in God. ‘In God We Trust’ should not be an issue. I bet that if she was [sic] fixing to be raped or murdered she would be asking God to save her.”
- “Get a rope.”
- “I think this lady is just trying to get some attention, because no guy wants to go out with her.”
- “Saw her on the news, she’s just mad because one of the seven deadly sins is gluttony.”
- “If you don’t believe in God, how can God or the word God offend you? I wish people like this would walk into traffic.”
- “What’s her motto, in McDonalds we trust?”
- “She can take a flying leap off Canal Bridge.”
- “Dump her off at the Iraq border, tell her she’s home hit the road.”
- “Whatever happened to stoning people in the city square?”
- “What do I think? I think she will burn in Hell when her time comes.”
None of this is the least bit surprising, of course. It is standard operation procedure whenever anyone speaks out against Christian privilege.