Creationist Ken Ham and American Family Association President Tim Wildmon complain about how Christians are totally persecuted these days. Example? These two gay guys recently asked a baker to make them a wedding cake. And they presumably offered money for her services. And she said no because gay people are abominations. And the state said she can’t do that. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!
But then, the two of them got off script for a bit and started riffing on the Freedom From Religion Foundation and atheists in general (around the 6:13 mark).
They honestly can’t understand why atheists complain so much about a God they don’t believe in even though they just spent several minutes before this segment explaining the disastrous effects of religious belief. That’s what groups like FFRF are focused on. They’re not interested in suppressing Christianity. They just don’t want the government promoting it. They don’t want Christians to get special rights that other groups don’t receive. They don’t want non-Christians to get the short end of the stick.
Ken Ham lost his tax incentive, not because his Noah’s Ark theme park is pushing a Christian worldview, but because the for-profit business running the park was discriminating in hiring (and taxpayer money can’t be used on companies that discriminate). He still doesn’t get that.
To Wildmon’s point, atheists fight for LGBT rights because many Christians believe they should be allowed to discriminate against gay people due to their interpretation of certain Bible verses, even though they run public businesses.
Atheists care about God because belief in the supernatural world has consequences in the real world. Those consequences are bad for our government, hurt our friends and family members, and put us in a position where evidence-based reasoning takes a backseat to faith-based ignorance.
And these presumptuous jerks think atheists should just shut up since we’re all going to be dead eventually.