The Orange County Coalition for Reason has put up a billboard in Orange County and it's one of the more innocuous ones: "Don't Believe in God? You are not alone." As we have seen elsewhere, though, even the mildest expression of atheism or support for atheists is too much for some Christians. Mayor Margie Rice, for example, is only grudgingly willing to let the billboard exist and is actually made ill at the thought of atheists advertising in her community.
Mayor Margie Rice, who helped spearhead the In God We Trust movement in Orange County, said she still believes in God, but that the atheists have their rights and freedom of speech.
"That billboard is going to turn my stomach every time I drive by," she said. "But there is not much I can do about it. I guess it's fine to make a statement, but if I could help it, I would not allow it."
Rice said she will be seeking the advice of the city's legal counsel to find out what their options are. At the same time, Rice said, she will also wait to see the community's reaction to the sign.
Source: OC Register
So Margie Rice gets ill every time she is confronted with the knowledge that there are atheists in her community and, what's more, that these atheists don't have the decency to stay in the closet! What a wonderful political and community leader she is -- just the sort of Christian who helps give all Christians a bad name. She's basically saying that atheists aren't welcome in Orange County and that she doesn't regard them as equal citizens. Neither atheists nor secularists nor anyone who truly cares about equality should ever vote for or support Margie Rice.