Skyler Curtis experienced this at Rising Sun High School in Maryland. It started when school administrators recommended against using the word "atheist" in his group's name, which was an ill omen. Almost immediately after posters for "NonReligious Solutions" (NRS) went up, they were defaced and torn down. By Christians. Who objected to atheists simply existing among them... and that's not the end of it.
Things started to get a little too personal for Skyler. "I have been called an idiot for not believing in God which I think is quite rude due to the fact that it is my opinion."
He has even had threats... "I was told by a fellow peer that he would "Jack me up" and that he was not afraid of me because he was a "Crusader.""
Source: Skeptic Money
Oh, great, a self-proclaimed "Crusader" who apparently isn't afraid of going to war against the infidels of his school. And where do you think he learned such attitudes, categories, and language? It's not in the Bible, it's in Christianity's violent traditions and history -- traditions and history transmitted through churches and non-church religious organizations, like those Skyler Curtis noticed were so popular in his school. There is probably no greater demonstration of the need for non-religious solutions than the reaction of such Christians to the existence of people looking for non-religious solutions.
Steve Allen of Elkton actually got this bigoted letter printed in a local paper:
My daughter comes home today and informs me they have started a new club in Rising Sun High School. The club is known as NRS, which stands for Non Religious Society.
The members of this club have proceeded to hang posters along the halls of the school. When a student tore the posters down, because they offended him, he got suspended from school. Apparently the students are not allowed to touch these posters.
To say I was shocked is putting it mildly. My daughter does not hang posters of her Catholic religion throughout the school, and I expect the same type of respect from others. We cannot control what others think or their beliefs, nor do we want to. But I will not have this type of atrocity taking place without having my voice heard.
My daughter has my permission, if she sees these posters around school, to put up her own. I challenge the principal to say one thing about this. I guarantee you do not want a religious war taking place, as I have God on my side and you'll lose.
I'm at a loss to understand why Steve Allen can't figure out that students aren't allowed to tear down the posters of other groups. Being offended at the existence of non-religious students who want to meet just isn't a good enough reason to destroy and deface their advertisements. You can bet that if an atheist student tore down the posters of a Christian student group, they would be suspended as well -- and Steve Allen would probably complain about those nasty atheists. He'd be right to complain, too, because such behavior is wrong and unacceptable from anyone.
This principle of "equality" though appears to be completely beyond Steve Allen's grasp, as demonstrated by the fact that he considers it an "atrocity" for non-religious students to advertise the existence of an officially approved student group, but acceptable or appropriate for a single offended student to destroy and deface those advertisements. I wonder if he's any relation to the "Crusader" student quoted above, given how he also seems to have a violent approach to people who dare to publicly dissent from his religious beliefs.