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Too Much On Your Plate

I don't get why Christians hype so much about Atheists.  Don't get me wrong, I don't see why anyone hypes about other religions, period -- as long as they aren't pressuring you to change, who cares what anyone believes?  But Christians seem to go out of their way to troll Atheists, and Atheists seem to go out of their way to troll Christians, each saying the other is being willfully clueless to the blindingly obvious about the world around them.  This behavior is bad enough.

Then the government gets involved.

Shannon Morgan lives in Maurice Township in Noo Joisee, and she's an Atheist.  Whoop de shit.

She applied for a personalized license plate.  BFD.

The plate was "8THEIST."  No biggie, NJ had already been forced to allow someone to have a license plate that said "ATH1EST" with a 1 instead of an I, and they had to grant it on 1st Amendment grounds.  Nothing to see here.

Only apparently there was.  The state DMV denied the application, saying that what she requested "may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency."

I know what you're thinking, and she's one step ahead of you -- Morgan applied for a license plate that read "BAPTIST".  THAT got approved.  She tried contacting the DMV both by phone and by registered mail and never got an answer (when someone sends you registered mail, answer it, you're just asking for trouble).

So now, Morgan has filed a lawsuit with the help of Americans United For The Separation Of Church And State.  Ayesha N. Khan is the legal director, and she is fried this has happened at least twice.  "They are disfavoring Atheist plates and not fixing the system.  Whatever Internet glitch there might be cannot the explanation this time."

Guys, take it from a Christian -- just give her her stupid plates.  You know you don't have a Constitutional leg to stand on.  There are plenty of genuine offenses out there, don't make this bigger than it is.

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