Atheists receive death threats on Fox News Nation
If there is one hard and fast rule about religious fundamentalists, they get very mad when there are a group of people who don't believe in their doctrines. Indeed, they get very angry when people dare to say their religion is balderdash. Well, if you are an atheist and you have any fame, there is a good chance that you at some time in your life have gotten a death threat. In Leeds, United Kingdom, atheist groups have received death threats from Muslim fundamentalists.
The Cincinnati Coalition of Reason had a billboard in that city that simple stated, "Don't believe in God, you are not alone." A no more moderate statement could have been uttered on a billboard, but indeed, the landlord on which this billboard was owned, received a death threat, from someone who obviously believes in Christian values. Actually threats of violence and vandalism are pretty common against atheist/humanist billboards.
Now, Fox News, which is made up predominately of those same Christian viewers, has a facebook page. Blair Scott, who is the communications director of American Atheists, appeared on Fox News. to discuss a church/state issue. By the way, Fox News and especially Fox and Friends is the unofficial propaganda arm of the religious right. They just don't have the courage to say it.
Now, what happened on this facebook page after he appeared? Well yes, death threats. Plenty of death threats. Estimated thousands of death threats. Some of the most vile death threats possible. Stuff out of an episode of the Sopranos. Stuff I couldn't mention in this column because they would be filtered out.
Here are some of the death threats:
Facebook Christians Advocating Death, Rape and Harm to Athiests
The list below represents just some of the comments that were captured before the content was deleted. Each commentator’s name is linked to their Facebook profile if it can be found, along with the quote attributed to that person. (If you find an inaccuracy or omission please let me know.)
i say kill them all and let them see for themselves that there is God
Shoot them. Shoot to kill.
To ALL ATHEIEST DIE AN GO TO HELL HAHA IF I COULD ID SHOOT ALL OF YOU IN THE HEAD WITH A 12GUAGE
thats easy shoot them
Shoot em. At least we know where they’re going, waste of oxygen
Nail them to the cross then display it.
I thinly we should hang the leader of that group on the cross with nails through their hands and feet, place a crown of thorns upon their head, RAM a spear through their side all after being whipped and beaten publicly! Just so they can endure what Christ dod so they understand the sacrifice behind what that cross symbolizes.