Apparently some people vandalized the side of a church with “atheist slogans.” Dan would have us believe that such people are “atheist leaders” — hence the title of his post. Given that whoever did it used the misspelling of atheist so common to fundamentalist christian, I am inclined to believe that christians did it in an effort to make atheists look bad. Dan goes on to say that all atheists implicitly support this behavior and that to deny that is dishonest.
Well, I have seen quite a few very public atheists. Not one of them encourages vandalism in general or vandalism of churches in particular. Oh, they often support a no-god or even anti-god message. But vandalism is not the way they pursue that message. They use public speaking, books, and paid advertising — methods which draw no objection when used by corporations and even churches.
Seriously, does anyone think that if someone spray-painted “Coke-Cola” on the outside wall of a Pepsi building, that it would be the Coca-Cola executives? Or even that they might support such an action? Yet that is the manner in which Dan wishes to portray the vandalism. It’s another case of fundamentalist-christians-gotta-lie.