Atheist Receives Death Threats After Ten Commandments Decision

More of that Christian love: Atheist mom receives death threats after a public school is forced to remove a Ten Commandments monument.

Some conservative Christians are angry after a Pennsylvania school district agreed to remove a 6-foot tall granite Ten Commandments monument in front of a public high school.

The New Kensington-Arnold School District says it will relocate the monument from outside Valley Junior-Senior High School and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) on behalf of Marie Schaub and her daughter.

The monument at Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, is being removed for the simple and obvious fact that it is an unconstitutional display that violates the separation of church and state.

However, many local conservative Christians are furious that the monument is being forced to relocate, and they are taking their wrath out on Schaub. Local media reports that the mother and concerned citizen has been harassed and has even faced death threats for simply doing the right thing and standing up for the U.S. Constitution.

WPXI reports that the hateful messages include:

You should be dragged in the street and shot.

And:

Leave the country.

After linking to a story concerning the removal of the monument, the Facebook page for the Valley News Dispatch had to plead with with people to refrain from making threats against Schaub and her family:

Commenting on the legal victory, Schaub, who received FFRF’s Atheist in a Foxhole Courage Award at its annual convention last fall in Pittsburgh, said:

It’s unfortunate that many people in my community don’t understand or appreciate the separation of church and state, but I hope this settlement serves as an important lesson. I’d like to thank the FFRF for all of their help and everyone who has supported our cause.

Schaub is a hero for standing up for what is right, despite the consequences. As for the death threats – anger and ignorance from conservative Christians is all too common, and but another sad reality in Trump’s America.

Bottom line: Nothing says “Christian love” like an angry death threat.

Atheist Receives Death Threats (Image via Screen Grab)
Atheist Marie Schaub Receives Death Threats (Image via Screen Grab)

 

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