Charlotte Atkins Lucas and Forrest Lucas are the multi-millionaire founders of Lucas Oil, the company that owns naming rights to the stadium in which the Indianapolis Colts play.
Yesterday, Charlotte Lucas posted this rant on her Facebook page:
I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority)n or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with this country?
A few quick thoughts:
1) Since when do atheists run this country? If only that were true…
2) Since when do atheists tell everyone else what to do? If she’s referring to church/state separation battles, atheists are the ones pointing out what the Constitution says. We’re fighting for neutrality, not special treatment.
3) Since where does the majority not fight back? Christians are still pretty dominant in the U.S. and there are plenty of conservative legal defense groups, not to mention a government that seems to bend over backwards to accommodate religious beliefs in the law.
The post and her Facebook page appear to have been deleted since yesterday, though she confirmed to a local news station that she made the statement:
“I was very upset when I wrote that,” she said. “I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you.”
It sounds like she’s referring to Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” campaign because, as we all know, it’s super-oppressive when the First Lady (a minority!) tells people to eat healthy… (Give her two statements, it also sounds like she’s referring to the Obamas as Muslims, more evidence of her blissful ignorance.)
But point taken: C’mon, atheists and Muslims. We need to stop holding back the rich white lady and let her eat whatever she wants. We’ve had it too good for too long.
Man, how great it must be to be so wealthy that you can afford to be this oblivious to the world around you…
(Thanks to Josh for the link)