Jeremy Hall who is suing over religious discrimination in the military is still being threatened by other service-members:
An atheist soldier at Fort Riley who’s suing the military is reporting that he has received a death threat. The Army post says it is investigating.
Spc. Jeremy Hall and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, based in Albuquerque, N.M., have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.
They allege the military permits religious discrimination by fundamentalist Christians who try to force their views on others, especially subordinates. The military says it doesn’t condone discrimination.
Foundation President Mikey Weinstein provided a transcript of a message left early Saturday on Hall’s cell phone. It is laced with obscenities and racial slurs, and the caller promises to slit Hall’s throat and drink his blood.
It’s been nearly a year since Hall filed suit and the threats started as soon as the case went public. At one point, Hall was assigned body guards due to the threats.
What’s most galling I think is the lack of public response from religious people. Every time one of us gets in the news for so much as being snarky about theism you can bet your bottom dollar a theist will either be quoted in the article itself or will be showing up in the editorial section in a day or so.
Then there are the lay theists who show up in the blogs and opinion sections demanding that each and every one of us publicly rebuke said mean atheist.
Yet when a theist threatens to kill an atheist for protesting religious bigotry all the theists have better things to do.