Fri, 19th Sep, 2014

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PostHeaderIconFanatic Christians Attack Atheists

A brilliant blog post here:

http://www.devcentre.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=153&I...

About the recent NoGodAds bus campaign.

We've just been officially informed that NZBus, the company that manages the advertising on buses, has revoked their initial approval for the ads.

The decision is based on 'complaints' that they've received.

This decision may be illegal under the Human Rights Act:

http://skepticsinthepub.net.nz/blogs/gold/nzbus-cave-pressure-and-break-law

The current vote seems to be for pursuing legal action to (presumably) force them to run the ads.

I'm not sure I completely approve of this.

I'm not a big fan of forcing anyone to do anything that they don't want to do (If I ran a business I'd like to reserve the right to not serve psychics for example)

However, something does need to be done (they’ve got $20,000 that they need to spend somewhere) and I think that legal action is probably justified in this case.

Is it going to make us look like a bunch of litigious wankers? I hope not.

The other thing that is being done (of which I fully approve) is publicity - press releases are going to the papers and news programs etc...

People are also being encouraged to complain to NZBus and to boycott them (and the associated bus companies) until they stop bowing to peer pressure from the religious nutjobs.

What I really don't think we should be doing (which has been suggested a few times) is complaining about the religious ads on the buses.

We don't need to stoop to the level of the trubees - we should be better than that.

You can be good without God.

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