A terribly offensive advertisement recently appeared on buses in Des Moines, Iowa. Passengers trembled. Small children cried. Governor Chet Culver weighed in: “I was disturbed, personally, by the advertisement and I can understand why other Iowans were also disturbed by the message that it sent.” The ads had to be pulled before commuters could ride easy again.
What was this disturbing message?
“Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”
Merely an acknowledgment that some people do not believe in God… just that was enough to horrify Des Moines commuters and disturb the Governor. Iowans are more fragile than I thought.