You know what I like about Doug Stewart? Instead of preaching to the choir, he politely (or passive-aggressively?) steps into the world of the religious and offers himself as a go-to guy for all questions atheism-related.
Last time we saw him, he was driving with a mini-atheist-billboard on top of his car:
This was in addition to his hyper-personalized license plate:
Now, Doug is back with a new idea.
Occasionally, after returning to my car after visiting a shopping mall or wherever, I sometimes see a leaflet underneath the windshield wiper of my car advertising a store, restaurant, local business, etc. I recall sometimes seeing advertisement for churches and, on one occasion, after leaving a gym I noticed a leaflet advertising a competitor’s gym.
What are your readers opinions if I placed a leaflet similar to my sign, with my email and phone number on it under the windshield wiper of cars in church parking lots during Sunday service?
Here’s the type of thing he’s talking about:
Alright, so I don’t think he should be going to church parking lots. Forget the legality of it. Even with the best of intentions, that’s as bad as religious people coming right to your door… or leaving a Bible outside of it, anyway.
It would probably do more harm than good.
Even if we take away that option, though, Doug wonders about a couple other possibilities:
What if I placed these leaflets on cars in business parking lots next to churches during Sunday worship?
What if I placed these leaflets on cars when religious people gathered outside of church (e.g. Conference centers, festivals, stadiums, anti-gay rallies, abortion protests, etc)?
There are a couple legal questions, too:
If people throw the leaflet on the ground, am I liable for littering?
Is touching someone’s car without permission against the law in any way?
If you have answers to any of these questions, please let Doug know in the comments.
Incidentally, Edward Tarte — a sort of anti-Pat Condell — did something similar last year.
You can hear his story here: