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The Christ Gospel Tabernacle Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan decided to use the sign outside the building to poke a little fun at atheists. But one woman says it went too far.


The message, much like a dad joke, was relatively straightforward, unfunny, and groan-worthy: “This message is for dyslexic athiests: there is a dog!”

I’m sure people older than 74 think that’s hilarious.

But a local school administrator who works with people with disabilities didn’t see the humor — perhaps for good reason:

“I was offended by it,” she said. “People who have dyslexia, they have a disability. It’s very insensitive to put something like this in the public eye.”

Part of me says the church wasn’t intentionally trying to mock dyslexic people so critics should let it go… and part of me says Bond is right because we shouldn’t mock people for things that are out of their control.

Then again, I don’t really have a God in the fight.

But let’s not forget the part of the story not making headlines: In its effort to mock dyslexic atheists, the church misspelled “atheists.”

How’s that for irony.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.