Now I’ve heard it all. Atheists are being compared to terrorists by one Virginia official for opposing the display of religious decorations on public land.
“A Virginia official referred to a group of atheists as ‘terrorists’ after one of the group’s members criticized a local courthouse for putting up religious holiday decorations.
Ken Reid, a supervisor who represents Virginia’s Leesburg District, was angered by the atheists’ reaction to the Christmas decorations on the lawn of the Leesburg courthouse, the Washington Times reports.
Over the years, the courthouse decorated its facility by hanging a Skeleton Santa Claus from a cross and featuring paintings that show the manger birth of the Flying Spaghetti Monster as well as the traditional birth of Jesus. The lawn this year also contained a Christmas tree and a menorah. Such decorations have been displayed at the courthouse every year since 2009, when the Loudon County Board of Supervisors lifted a ban on courthouse holiday displays, allowing any religious group to contribute decorations.”*
Is it unfair for a religious display to be put on public land? How is opposition to this likened to terrorists? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the angry denouncements of atheists from Leesburg.
*Read more from Russia Today