Pensioner vows to defy police advice and display poster labelling religions as ‘fairy stories’
Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 18, 2012
The old man speaks/writes the truth Seriously, why would the police bother.. shrug
A DEFIANT pensioner is planning to stand up for his
beliefs by putting an atheist poster in his front window – even though police have advised him not to.
John Richards was told by officers that he may face arrest if he put up the sign at his Vauxhall Road home, as it could breach the Public Order Act by distressing passers by.
But Mr Richards has decided to stand up for his
beliefs, and stick the poster up, saying that such action implies a threat to free speech.
The sign states ‘religions are fairy stories for adults’.
He told The Standard: “The police said I could be arrested if somebody complained and said they were insulted, but the sign was up two years ago and nobody responded or smashed the window.
“I am an atheist and I feel people are being misled by religion. I wanted to show people that if they thought they were alone there was at least one other person who thought that.