The Detroit Coalition of Reason’s atheist bus ads were saying, “Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone.”
Some vandals couldn’t deal with that message so they decided to change it themselves, presumbly to suit their own point of view:
“Acts like this give a striking reminder that our message is necessary,” said Ruthe Milan, coordinator of Detroit CoR. “Without a doubt, prejudice against atheists and agnostics is still very real in American life.”
“Because this has happened, we stand even more resolved in our goal of being outspoken about our ideas,” Milan added. “And we expect that this vandalism will convince even more nontheistic Detroiters that getting organized is important for the cause of religious liberty.”
The Detroit SMART bus company replaced the ads free of charge, which was the right thing to do.
Does anyone wonder if these petty criminals realize that their idiotic actions just give the ads more publicity…?
Yeah, me neither.