Atheist bus add protester equates atheism to pornography.

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Atheist bus add protester equates atheism to pornography.

http://www.whotv.com/news/who-story-dart-driver-atheist-082109,0,6262836.story

For those who check daily google atheist "news" here is the link to a local story that has been ongoing.

To sum it up a bus driver refused to drive the bus because of the local atheist add on her bus. A supporter of her's equates atheism to pornography, in this article.

MY POINT, would be "what a hypocrite." THE U.S. CONSTITUTION defends pornography! So unless this moron wants to boycott Playboy and "Girls Gone Wild", or unless this moron wants a Taliban style society where our women wear burkas, I suggest he get a life!

IN ADDITION, if this idiot only knew the industry income per year, it would be quite obvious that these Puritans have to be a percentage of the consumers.

I would suggest to this idiot if they want to boycott all pornography, they'd have to boycott allot of major media companies who own stock in,  and or are the parent companies of the porn industry.

I bet this idiot supporter probably knows lots of people in their personal life who buy Hustler or jerk off while surfing the net.

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Hopefully they just fire his

Hopefully they just fire his ass. He's refusing to work but isn't in any danger from an ad, so he has no legal recourse. Since when do employees get to decide what a company can or can't advertise?

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Vastet wrote:Hopefully they

Vastet wrote:
Hopefully they just fire his ass. He's refusing to work but isn't in any danger from an ad, so he has no legal recourse. Since when do employees get to decide what a company can or can't advertise?

NO, the bus driver is a woman. SHE got suspended for not driving a bus with an atheist add on it.

A supporter, who heard about her refusing to drive the bus, made a comment in the link above equating atheists to pornography.

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I don't get this. Just drive

I don't get this. Just drive the fucking bus lady or go find another job. Does anyone really assume that the driver of the bus is automatically a supporter of the advertising on the side? If the bus has a Captain Morgan ad do they assume the driver is drunk?

The sad thing is, this has the potential to become a catalyst for a crusade against atheist advertising. She'll be the Christian Rosa Parks of bus drivers only in her case she won't get on the bus. She'll be hailed as a hero and some mega church will get the idea of a Jesus bus line where all the advertising will be evangelical and they'll sing hymns and watch "Veggie Tales" as they commute to their local store and secretly buy porn from the newsstand on the corner.

The comparison with pornography doesn't surprise me, sadly. I've come to expect nonsense like that. American Christians often seem to equate atheists with hedonism, debauchery, and strangly enough, devil worship. Dumbasses.


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My mistake.

My mistake. Correction:

Hopefully they just fire her ass. She's refusing to work but isn't in any danger from an ad, so she has no legal recourse. Since when do employees get to decide what a company can or can't advertise?

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Vastet wrote:My mistake.

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My mistake. Correction: Hopefully they just fire her ass. She's refusing to work but isn't in any danger from an ad, so she has no legal recourse. Since when do employees get to decide what a company can or can't advertise?

They can if the company, in this case, is publicly funded transport. SHE personally cant because she wasn't hired by the company to set company policy. She was hired to drive a bus. THE company's actual policy must have allowed church adds in the past, so found itself in the position of having to accept atheist adds or lose public funding. THE DRIVER herself cannot decide what adds go up.

BUT in any case, as the bus company stated, no driver can chose what bus they drive and would have suspended an atheist driver if he/she had refused to drive a bus with a church add.

Personally I think this all could have been avoided if the company avoided religious adds all together, because they were accepting public funds. Then this lady wouldn't have had to worry about driving a bus with atheist adds on it. BUT she has no right to cry foul if the company is going to grant access to churches.

SHE has since been allowed to come back to work, but has been rightfully warned that she cannot chose a bus to drive. That is all this is about and she is trying to falsely make herself a maryter

Her rights were not violated anymore than my rights are where I work and my job does have bible quotes displayed where I work. But where I work is not publicly funded, nor did the owner fire me because I am an atheist. But he could, and should as any good owner should do, fire me if I refuse to do my job, including if I were to refuse to touch the items with religious quotes on them.

Her company policy is simple and would apply to anyone, "You, the driver cannot chose which bus you drive". There is nothing granting, in that policy, special rights to atheists or Christians. Her suspension was merely for refusing to do her job.

 

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 Makes sense to me.  I

 Makes sense to me.  I like being an atheist, and I like porn so....sweet!

Everything makes more sense now that I've stopped believing.