By Emily Geiger
In the midst of the chaos that is the debate over healthcare reform, there is another war going on.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. This is a war that has been raging for some time now. Once again, Christianity is under attack.
There have been several examples of this in the news over the last few days, and a prime example comes from right here in Des Moines.
You know the fuss that occurred over those atheist ads on the DART busses in Des Moines? First, DART put them up, then people complained, then the ads came down, then the ACLU threatened to sue, then the ads went back up.
But now, a DART bus driver has been suspended for refusing to drive a bus with the offending ad on it because she is a devout Christian and to drive that bus with that ad would violate her religious faith.
DART has other buses that don’t have this ad, but rather than work with this driver to give her a different route or bus that would easily accommodate her religious beliefs, DART instead decided to punish her for her faith by suspending her.
How dumb is DART? They haven’t gotten any part of any of this right. Anytime they could do something that would get them sued, that’s what they did. First, they pissed off the atheists. Now, they’re discriminating against Christians. Ridiculous.
Now, DART has actually set a precedent that gives atheists and the ACLU ammunition to rid entire portions of government of all Christians. In the DART example, all the atheists would have to do is buy enough ads to go on every DART bus.
All Christians who refuse to participate in what they sincerely believe is blasphemy will be forced out of their jobs.
It’s a sad day in Des Moines.
The weird thing is, even liberal lawyer Roxanne Conlin thinks DART probably stepped in it by punishing this Christian driver.
So, I think we should let DART know how we feel about this. There have already been reports of Iowa State Fair-goers refusing to get on DART shuttle busses with the atheist ad.
But the DART bureaucrats need to hear directly from the people about why these ads are not appreciated and how discriminating against Christians is unacceptable.
Call DART today at (515) 288-7433. Tell your friends to do the same.
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