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(2,801 posts)
Mon May 13, 2024, 12:37 PM May 13

A high school artist called out Christian bigotry. Her school board is furious. - Friendly Atheist

May 13, 2024
Members of the Augusta County School Board in Verona, Virginia have decided a new policy needs to be created after a high school art student offended their sensibilities by using her work to highlight faith-based bigotry.

The artwork was created by Abby Driscoll, a senior at Fort Defiance High School. The background features pages from the Bible. The text reads, “God loves you… but not enough to save you.”
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(7,116 posts)
1. This is great, love the message and the art of it.
Mon May 13, 2024, 12:43 PM
May 13

Displaying their own ‘Christian’ bigotry is always useful.


(6,507 posts)
2. Freedom of Speech? This why they are trying to transfer these decisions to the states. So the Constiution will be.....
Mon May 13, 2024, 01:33 PM
May 13

.....circumvented by states' rights. The return to nationwide Roe will not happen if they push the decision down to individual states.

The First Amendment provides that Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. It protects freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


(22,741 posts)
3. It is bigotry. This has raised its ugly head again over recent years, and it seems like they are interfering w/ the
Mon May 13, 2024, 01:56 PM
May 13

choices society makes for putting books in their libraries (public, where ALL of the public participates, not just one tiny fraction), dress codes, free speech, etc. Be on your toes and fight against / speak out against these attempts to circumstance our freedom of speech.


(112,196 posts)
5. She's definitely got a future in art
Mon May 13, 2024, 03:42 PM
May 13

and good job on pissing off so many Christian bullies.

My own feeling is that Christian bullies should be pissed off as much as possible so they''ll retreat out of politics and ino their rotten churches and leave the rest of us to find our own way, fuckyewverymuch.


(34,303 posts)
6. BEST LINE EVER: "and if bigots are offended
Mon May 13, 2024, 04:25 PM
May 13

by someone whose work of art calls out anti LGBTQ bigerty who cares? it's the christian's fault! let them deal with how shitty they make everyone else feel."

12:14 on the timeline


(11,283 posts)
7. If your God is threatened by a high school student's art work, your God is too small.
Mon May 13, 2024, 08:07 PM
May 13

If your God is sufficiently powerful to not be threatened by high school art, then freedom of expression trumps your personal angst.

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