I've seen on Facebook the following image being shared:
Letters to the Editor
Reader voices strong opinion on atheists
It's time to stomp out atheists in America. The majority of Americans would love to see atheists kicked out of America. If you don't believe in God, then get out of this country.
The United States is based on having freedom of religion, speech, etc., which means you can believe in God any way you want (Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, etc.), but you must believe.
I don't recall freedom of religion meaning no religion. Our currency even says, "In God We Trust." So, to all the atheists in America: Get off of our country.
Atheists have caused the ruin of this great nation by taking prayer out of our schools and being able to practice what can only be called evil. I don't care if they have never committed a crime, atheists are the reason crime is rampant
I have two questions:
- Is this a complete hoax (i.e. no newspaper ever printed this hate speech)?
- Is this a troll (i.e. a newspaper did print it, but the author just wanted to grab attention)?