Christian Driver Refuses To Board The Atheist Bus

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By M@ Last edited 109 months ago
Christian Driver Refuses To Board The Atheist Bus

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Those deity-slaying omnibus ads continue to fill column inches. Today's fallout concerns Christian bus driver Ron Heather who walked out on his shift last week rather than drive a bus bearing the now infamous posters for atheism. Fortunately, his managers at First Bus agreed to an arrangement whereby Mr Heather will be allocated to less heretical vehicles in future. The pragmatic compromise shows First Bus to be an employer sensitive to the concerns of their workforce, but this is a potentially dangerous precedent when many drivers presumably hold some faith. What if they all walk out? What if someone refuses to drive a bus with Will Ferrell's face on it, on grounds of taste? Or somebody really, truly, with all their faith, can't believe it's not butter? There probably is no end to these atheist bus stories. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.

Last Updated 16 January 2009

Dave

"...this is a potentially dangerous precedent when many drivers presumably hold some faith. What if they all walk out?"

And, what if all atheists refused to drive buses featuring religious advertising? It would only be fair, in light of this case. And, what if all bus drivers of one faith refused to drive buses that featured adverts for other faiths? We would end up with very few buses on the streets.

Pfft.

cobo04

Management allowed the driver who claimed to hold a belief that it was okay for him not to drive a bus with 'that advert'.

If the tables were turned and a driver who claimed to be athiest refused to drive a bus with a religous advert putting it down to being against his interests (note: not his belief as proof denys belief). Would management be so forgiving? I suspect not.

Seems all one sided, doesn't it?