This is offensive to Tina Corgey — the atheist part, not the vuvuzelas.
She’s upset because she has to explain to her kids that atheists exist.
… I spent many years teaching my children to love and respect other people and to love the fact that they were children of God and I don’t feel that they should be influenced in any other way especially not at a Christmas parade.
… I have older children… and they were curious and they asked questions and it was hard for them to believe and understand that there are actually people out there that don’t believe in God,” Corgey said.
Well, go %*^#ing teach them that we exist! What the hell.
The atheists weren’t insulting anyone, or mocking anyone, or being even remotely threatening to anyone. They weren’t even “influencing” people.
They showed up. That’s the controversy. It just proves that we don’t have to do or say anything to be controversial. Our mere existence is enough to drive some Christians crazy.
At least Keri Bean, the atheist band organizer, is a voice of reason in the news clip. The band performed “Jingle Bells” and said all sorts of holiday greetings — Merry Christian, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, etc — to the people watching the parade.
Sooooooooooo offensive, right?
(Thanks to Joe for the link!)