One of a collection of billboards just put up in the Sacramento area supporting atheist beliefs has been vandalized. The billboards were put up by the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason to tell fellow nonbelievers they are not alone.
“This shows loud and clear just how necessary our message is, because prejudice against people who don’t believe in a god remains very real in America.” said Rachael Harrington, coordinator of Sacramento CoR.
Similar billboards have gone up in more than a dozen cities over the past year as part of a national campaign.
The full article can be read on CBS13.
Virginia Del. Robert G. Marshall:
“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion who have handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the firstborn of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.
“In the Old Testament, the firstborn of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord,” he added. “There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest — and with the knowledge that they have in faith, it’s been verified by a study from Virginia Commonwealth University — first abortions, of a first pregnancy, are much more damaging to a woman than latter abortions.”
As people with disabilities began criticizing Marshall’s remarks and started calling for his resignation, Marshall began disputing the reports that he said women who have abortions risk having later children with birth defects as a punishment from God.
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Del. Robin A. Abbott, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann have also rebuked and mocked Marshall.
Marshall insists the point he was making is scientific evidence supports religious teachings from the Old Testament in regard to the firstborn as being sacred and protected from tampering.
Perhaps Marshall forgot about the part in the Old Testament when God killed the firstborn of Egypt.
The full story can be read on The Washington Post.