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Perhaps in response to Rob Sherman‘s atheist activism or his daughter’s recent (successful) campaign to get God Bless America off of the Homecoming Dance song list at her high school, the family evoked a response from the suburban Chicago community.
Their home was vandalized Friday night:

… with eggs tossed at the house and cars, and crosses and religious words scrawled in chalk on the driveway.
A church bulletin also was stuck on the front door.

The police department thinks it was the “work of youngsters”:

The vandalism likely was the retaliatory work of youngsters, police Sgt. Mike Millett said — since it came on the heels of the school incident and because one of the chalked words, “Jesus,” was misspelled.

Not sure how you misspell “Jesus”… but obviously, a working brain isn’t possessed by whomever did this. (***Update***: It was spelled “JESSUS”)
Let’s get this statement out there: This was the work of one person or a small handful of people. It’s not representative of all Christians (if they are the ones who did this).
That said, it would be nice for local churches or Christian leaders to put out an announcement this morning that this type of action is never tolerated — while you might disagree with the Shermans’ beliefs, there are more positive ways to handle the situation.

[tags]atheist, atheism, crime, Christian, church, Dawn Sherman[/tags]