What we’re up against. #StarkeContrast

There have been all sorts of funny/depressing pictures coming out of Florida at the unveiling of the secular monument.  Here are my favorites.

The sign on the left reads:

“If you don’t like our Christian culture, go back home!

My home is America and I’m already here.  So, since that’s out of the way, I guess I should point out that you don’t own America.  If I disagree with you, you have no right to demand I go anywhere.  What’s more, it’s a pretty shitty way to deal with a disagreement.  When Christians go pissing on the Constitution I’ll say something.  It has nothing to do with your culture.

The other sign says:

“The South is a Christian Nation”

The South is not a nation.  They tried to become a nation once – something to do with slavery being legal.  In fact, they flew that same flag you have behind your signs.  It didn’t work out so well for them.

You stay classy Florida League of the South.

Here’s another winner:

You can click on the image to make it larger, but you’ll see the woman on the left has a sign that says “Kook (maybe “Hook”?) for Jeses”.  This woman’s Christian faith is so central to her life, she’s so proud she happily adopts the label of kook without a hint of shame, that she made the sign and drove out to hold it.  Think of all the believers who stayed home!  But not this lady.  And yet, as important as her faith is to her, perhaps the most central thing in her life, she doesn’t know how to spell her god’s name.

These people vote.

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.

  • Melisa

    Do you actually think it says “kook for Jesus” ? I ask because I think it says “Hook” for Jesus, which umm…well… I really believe she was going for “Honk”

    • randomfactor

      Temple prostitute.
      /not that there’s anything wrong with that/

    • MegL.

      I read it as “Hook” as well.

  • Gordon Duffy

    If only their hearts and minds were as big as their trucks

    • Artor

      Damn, those trucks would be tiny!

  • islandbrewer

    Wasn’t the phrase “Christian culture” code for the white supremist view of the Klan in the south in the early 20th century?

  • Umlud

    In the second photo, I wonder why all the men are just hanging out, and aren’t actually holding up signs. It almost makes them look like overseers.

  • beebdeed

    Maybe she reckons “hook” is the verb that goes with the noun “hooker”………

  • beebdeed

    And btw in the UK “to honk” is a colloquialism for “to throw up” so asking someone Honk for Jebus is not a very pleasant plea ……..

    • Jasper

      I already do that, although it’s usually not voluntary… and sometimes projectile.

    • JA

      Honk…that’s a new one to add to the list of puke euphemisms.

  • Susana Paço

    how bad is the American Education when I, a portuguese girl, can speak better english than these religitards?

    I feel sorry for you, my fellow American Atheists…..

    • JA

      Sadly, a lot of native English speakers in America fail at their own language.

      • Jasper

        That’s unpossible!

  • Rez™

    “Kook for Jeses”? Or maybe she means “Hook” as in “On Phonics”.

    • Len


  • Rez™

    “Christian Culture” in the Biblical sense was “meeting together in secret for clandestine fellowship wherein communal sharing of belongings was exercised”.

    • johnnycucumber

      So, “Christian Culture” = covert communism?

  • Rez™

    Q: What’s the best part of being an atheist in the South?
    A: The inexpressible joy that is felt when one is finally able to leave it for good.

  • invivoMark

    League of the South is apparently a national chain (each titled ______ League of the South – they even have one in California, and a “Northwest Regional” one for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana), each with the goal of seceding from the union. Presumably, they’re all hoping that they gain popularity equally across the board, so that they can secede at the same time, which would take some impressive coordination.

    If they succeed in seceding, I vote we let ‘em. (But hopefully not with the Northwest states – that’s my home!)

    • Artor

      I wouldn’t mind peeling off the Northwest to establish Ecotopia, but I’m not crazy or stupid enough to think that will ever happen.

  • Fred

    I think she misspelled Honk for Jesus.

  • robotshorts

    I believe that sign says “Honk for jeses”.