Cranston Commenters #8

This post (and all posts on the Cranston Commenters) contains the opinions of JT Eberhard – not the Secular Student Alliance.

Someone find me a dump truck full of pacifiers for the commenters in the Providence Journal.

harley0011 adds to the cacophony:

This state disgusts me more every day. It is rulings like this why this country is going down hill at lightning speed. Heaven forbid the princess child has to be tolerant and respect others beliefs, we all have to bend to hers. Disgusting!!!

The child princess?  Hold up now.  The religious people are the ones insisting they’re above the law.  That sounds a lot more like pretensions to royalty to me.  Take off the tiara and try to put yourself in the shoes of the lowly atheists for just a second, harley.

And she’s not being intolerant.  What she did was ask her school to obey the law.  She is not saying anybody can’t pray, she’s not ripping bibles from people’s hands.  She asked the religious citizens of Cranston to abide by the law.  They said “no”.  That type of “lesson” for our young adults should not be tolerated, and it speaks volumes of you that you think it should, or that you think somebody is pretentious (or “disgusting”) for thinking otherwise.

It also says volumes of your faith as a moral guideline that it’s failed to cure you of that silly position.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Marcus Ranum

    I expect that the same people who are righteously indignant would be shitting and screeching if someone had posted verses from the Q’uran.

  • Sean Gillespie

    Perhaps worse, they would be cheering her on for standing up to evil theocratic bullies if she got a Q’uran verse removed.

  • muadib

    I think you hyperlinks are not working properly. they are all linking to the cranston commentators #1 post. I’ve noticed the last three or for are this way.

  • anteprepro

    Heaven forbid the princess child has to be tolerant and respect others beliefs, we all have to bend to hers.

    lol wut? She was intolerant of an expression of beliefs? Rather than being excluded from a school-endorsed expression of beliefs? More intolerant than the people who are chastising her for making the school obey the law? Man, some of these commenters should’ve been on the school’s legal team. Would’ve made their case much more….ermm…”entertaining”.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM.

    Another Christian whining about how persecuted the majority are.

  • Ray

    How can these people claim to be pro-America when, by not supporting Jessica and the legal decision, they are clearly anti-Constitution?

  • Tom Foss

    I really wish Rhode Islanders would take pride in the spirit of relgious freedom that their specific state was founded on. You know, the state with the first American synagogue?