Have you caught the latest ad posted on the side of a Seattle Metro Transit bus recently? It’s all part of the Freedom From Religion Foundation outdoor campaign that the FFRF is running this Christmas season.
Personally, I don’t blame FFRF for its campaign. They’re athiests and entitled to their point of view and, after all, do what athiests do – bash people of faith.
On the other hand, I have no problem blaming Metro Transit for allowing this campaign. As an advertising professional, this dumbfounds me. Why in the world would any respectable business want to pick a fight with any of its paying customers? Since the busboards have hit the streets, many Christians have been outraged at how offensive this campaign is to them.
It is hard to believe that Seattle’s Metro bus lines would ever allow a campaign that is so offensive towards blacks, gays, hispanics, Asians, transsexuals any other group. But our government-run transit agency has no problem with a campaign that attacks the beliefs of people of faith. Let’s face it. Christians are last acceptable targets of government-endorsed bigotry and nowhere is that more evident than right here in Washington State, home of the “Holiday Tree.”
Makes you want to run right out and catch a Seattle bus, doesn’t it?