Apparently, the auto dealer who “apologized” for the ad telling non-believers to “sit down and shut up” retracted the apology. He was pressured into an apology by Ford Motors. Not really that surprised. Based on my last post, he did agree with the ideas expressed in the ad, and the apology was written ambiguously – it wasn’t quite clear if he was apologizing for the ad or apologizing that people had been offended (as in “I’m sorry you were offended when I told the truth by calling you fat”).
I do find it funny that the car dealer continues on his little illogical game of pretending to be fair when he champions his own right to free speech, and then stands by his statement that non-believers should sit down and shut up. In the comments, the guy who wrote the ad plays the ridiculous “they took prayer out of schools” game. The government made it illegal for teachers to lead school-children in prayers to their particular, sectarian god. Somehow, making it illegal for “government employees to force children to pray to their god” is deceptively described as “they took prayer out of schools”. No one took prayer out of schools. Students are perfectly free to pray to god in schools. Further, they feel it was unfair to take away their “right” to force children to pray to their god.