Forget Freedom Of Religion – Fox News Host Tells Atheists To Just Accept The Culture Of Jesus

One Fox host, Ainsley Earhardt, told atheists on Wednesday that they should just suck it up and accept the “culture” of Christianity in the South instead of asking that Christian plaques be taken out of taxpayer-funded schools in Texas.

The plaques were found at two schools in the Midlothian School District. Parents approve, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue to have the plaques removed. The school board heard the complaint Monday night. Fox, of course, quick to represent the 77 percent of the American population who call themselves Christian, thinks that in this case, the tyranny of the majority should win out.

The report opens with Earhardt passionately stating that the plaques had been on the front wall of schools for nearly two decades, which, to be fair, is probably as far back as she can remember.

The “Fair and Balanced” network (do they still use that tagline?) did interview two people, but both people were on the same side – Tiffany Davlin, a parent who wants to keep the plaques, and Pastor Justin Coffman, who also wants to keep the plaques.

As an atheist, I sometimes cringe when fellow atheists focus their energies on symbols of Christianity instead of the actions of our way too Christian government. Then, I hear quotes like this one from the Pastor and I realize that it’s Christians that started this battle:

“We’re all about wanting to see the cause of Christ go further,” Pastor Justin Coffman, whose children attend Midlothian ISD schools, explained to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. “We want to see the cause of Christ in more public arenas in the American culture. We don’t want to take things away from. We want to see Christ in our schools.”

Source: Raw Story

Earhardt then went on to say that “atheists in other cities need to understand the culture in the South, and how church is a very integral part of our childhood and growing up, and it’s a very important part for the Southern culture.”

And then this:

Davlin said that she was upset that a secular group could “come into a community, which is a strong Christian-majority community, and say what we can or cannot have.”

“Attempt to bully us,” Coffman opined.

“Yeah,” Earhardt agreed. “Yeah, Justin, you touched on it: the War on Christianity.”

Here’s the video:

77 percent of Americans self-identify as Christian (even in Texas, 12 percent claim no religion). Christians like those who listen to Fox want their beliefs to invade every single facet of our lives, including who we marry, how we plan our families, and whether our school children should be taught science.

Atheists, on the other hand, are not forcing our non-beliefs in people’s homes or in their churches. Christians want to drive cars painted with scripture? No problem. We might get angry with you if you proselytize during our yoga class, but unless you bully us, we probably won’t be taking the issue to court. Hell (oops), most of us will probably even throw you a “Merry Christmas” in a couple of months. All we ask is one thing – keep your Christian propaganda out of taxpayer funded institutions. It’s kind of how our country was founded. If you want Christianity to be part of your children’s classrooms, there are plenty of schools for that too.