In June 2010 someone vandalized a billboard sign sponsored by a North Carolina atheist organization; the ad read “One Nation Indivisible” but in the night someone inserted “Under God” with spray paint. Chrissy Satterfield supported that act: “It’s nice to know that I am not alone in my beliefs and that some people are still willing to stand on the right side of truth. Never would I encourage vandalism, but in this case I think I’ll let it slide. Atheists have been vandalizing my beliefs for years, so it’s about time the shoe was on the other foot.” The actions showed that “because the Bible teaches Christians to turn the other cheek, we’ll just take their abuse forever. We will only take so much before we stand up against our oppressors.” Now, for the purposes of this Encyclopedia we are not too concerned with discussing the merits of theism vs. atheism, but what does interest us is the delusional persecution complex that seems to be the lifeblood of certain wingnuts, and their utter failure to determine what constitutes an attack on religious freedom.
Yes, that’s the kind of person we are talking about here. Chrissy Satterfield (who holds “two pageant titles and the runner-up to Miss San Diego 2007,” according to her WND presentation) is one of those people the WND has picked up as columnists, and she seems to fit in pretty nicely over there (and in fact, and as opposed to what she suggests, it is not the only time she has supported vandalism against people she disagrees with – warning, link to WND). Indeed, the perceived persecution of Christians in the US and her total inability to distinguish criticism from persecution are her mainstays at that venue. But what does she really think about the First Amendment? Well: “Let us put things into perspective, shall we? The American idea of freedom of religion came from our Founding Fathers. At that time people weren't flying planes into our buildings, and domestic terrorism from Muslim extremists wasn’t something our country was dealing with. It is my belief that our Founding Fathers would have been more specific in their freedom-of-religion campaign had they known the price would be our Twin Towers and the thousands of Americans inside. This country has given shelter to many who are under attack for their beliefs, but when their beliefs start attacking our people, that’s when we have problems.” Ah, I see.
She has also complained about Obama’s efforts to fight climate change: “Personally, I’d rather raise an army to battle against terrorism. That’s something that actually poses a threat to me right now, as opposed to something intangible that may or may not affect me for another 100 years.” No wonder WND hired this one.
Diagnosis: Apparently more “less than bright” than anything else. It is unclear how much impact the garbled stupidity that flows from her pen really has, though.