(CBS) BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. An outspoken atheist from the northwest suburbs claims his family was targeted by vandals because of their fight to keep God out of a high school homecoming celebration.
Rob Sherman and his daughter, Dawn, recently took on Buffalo Grove High School. Because of her efforts in student council, the song "God Bless America" will not be played during the festivities.
Sherman says last Friday night vandals tossed eggs at the house. Their cars were also targeted. Someone scrawled "God bless USA" and other religious graffiti on the driveway. A church bulletin was stuck on the front door. The vandalism likely was the retaliatory work of youngsters, police Sgt. Mike Millett said, since it came on the heels of the school incident and because one of the chalked words, "Jesus," was misspelled. "It's absolutely a hate crime, but police regard it as petty vandalism because it's teenagers, there was no significant economic consequences and it cost 10 bucks to wash each of the cars," Sherman said. Sherman also calls the attack very "un-Christian."
If you're going to commit a hate crime, you should -at the very least- use correct grammar. If you're a high school aged, Christian and you can't spell Jesus - your future isn't very bright. ;)
You know...I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that the outspoken Christians are going to do more damage to Christianity than atheists could ever do. It's a bit like dealing with an ex-spouse when you have children. If your ex is a jerk, you really don't have to say anything to your kids. And, in fact, you shouldn't say anything to your kids to make them think badly of a parent. However, kids aren't stupid. They'll note that your ex is an idiot in their own time...and the picture that they form on their own will be so much more effective than the picture you might paint for them. Same goes for Christians - we (as atheists) don't have to say a word. There's a surprising number of Christians who practically fall all over themselves to show how hateful and vile they really are. I actually feel bad for the Christians who are getting a bad rap because of these douche bags.