You know what’s also bad manners? Being such an insufferable douchebag that the mere sight of a Bible causes a meltdown.
Guests seeking a Bible at Northern Illinois University‘s campus hotel now must call the front desk after a secular group complained that the sacred scripture had no place in the nightstand.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, discovered a Bible in a drawer last month during a stay on the DeKalb campus where she had been invited to speak by the Secular Student Alliance. Upon her return home, the foundation’s lawyer wrote a letter to the Holmes Student Center director requesting the books be removed.
“It sends a message of endorsement — ‘We think it’s so important you can’t possibly go to sleep at night without your Christian Bible in your bedside table‘,” Gaylor said. “It’s proselytizing in the privacy of a room you probably paid a lot of money for. It’s bad manners.”
Brad Hoey, a university spokesman, said the student center removed the Bibles immediately, even though they had been in the rooms for a number of years.
“We’re very conscious of the separation of church and state,” Hoey said. “We also embrace our diverse and inclusive culture. Those who wish to have access to the Bibles can have access to them on the premises.”
What sad, pathetic,m empty lives these people have. Can you imagine what a hard-on you have to be to immediately upon entering a hotel room you go in search of a Bible — just so you can complain. Get over yourselves already.
While finding Bibles in private hotels rooms is “obnoxious,” she said, finding them in public accommodations is unconstitutional.
But only in recent years have institutions started to listen, Gaylor said. Bibles recently were removed from hotels at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin after the foundation complained. The foundation also recently asked the National Park Service to remove Bibles from lodges at Yellowstone National Park.
“Even if it takes three decades of education, we’re finally persuading public officials,” Gaylor said. “It’s an anachronism. As this country becomes more and more secular, more and more people are offended. It’s a constant mop-up job.”
Really? Weird, but we never hear about this from anyone, except of course troublemakers like this obnoxious woman. By the way, we know this will utterly confound your, but she’s a raging leftist asshole:
— Annie Laurie FFRF (@algffrf) November 16, 2015
Hear, hear for Katha Pollitt: "What Abortion rights Supporters Need to Say," New York Times today. http://t.co/1ZUM1IVhpl
— Annie Laurie FFRF (@algffrf) August 5, 2015
Let’s banish historic notions of marriage! It's been one of women’s subjugation, women as property, children as chattel until so recently.
— Annie Laurie FFRF (@algffrf) May 1, 2015