DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority has suspended a driver who refused to drive a bus bearing an ad for an atheist group.
Angela Shiel was suspended on Monday after she refused to drive a bus with an Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers ad on its side. The ad reads "Don't believe in God? You are not alone."
Shiel says the message is against her Christian faith.
The transit authority removed the ads earlier this month after complaints from riders, then reversed course after meeting with the atheist group.
DART general manager Brad Miller says policy states that drivers can't choose which buses they drive.
DO YOU THINK IT'S RIGHT THAT THEY SUSPENDED THE DRIVER BECAUSE HE DISAGREED WITH THE MESSAGE ON THE SIDE OF HIS ASSIGNED BUS?
SHOULD RELIGIOUS ADS EVEN BE PLACED ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AT ALL?
Answer by Laura1229 at 10:55 AM on Aug. 19, 2009
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:21 AM on Aug. 19, 2009
No, I don't think they should and that is coming from a Christian. If the Ten Commandments have to be taken out of public places then other religions and beliefs should also not be allowed. But I don't understand why Atheists only target Christians. But like I always say... the devil doesn't care what you believe as long as it's not Jesus.
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