Hey, college atheist groups, can’t afford a billboard to let people know you exist?
Not a problem.
Messages from a secular group have been written on sidewalks across EKU. While the writings are drawing some controversy, school officials say it’s all about freedom of speech. A group at EKU called the Secular Coalition is wanting to promote Hug An Atheist Day, but not everyone on campus is embracing all the sidewalk messages. Some students say some religious groups have rubbed students the wrong way and they may be the ones to have drawn the reaction.
What?! Hugging an atheist!? That will only lead to orgies, I tell you.
The promotional chalkings have included phrases like, “No God? No Problem” and “THOU SHALT NOT… Haha, just kidding!”
That was enough to generate cover from a local news channel. Not a good one, either. Not only did they not interview a member of the atheist group on camera, they showed a number of students explaining how offended they were by the messages.
I watched the segment. Twice. I looked for anything even mildly offensive. I couldn’t find anything even close. Am I missing something?
Whatever you’re doing, Secular Coalition at EKU, it’s working. Keep the hugs coming today.
If you’re in the area, they’re hugging people from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Powell Corner.
Stop by, say hello, and ask them how you can help the group.