Star Jones is a lawyer and former prosecutor who was a co-host of ABC’s show “The View”. She mocked Atheists who were concerned about her bigoted views. Jones intimated that Atheists are unpatriotic, while falsely claiming that the secular complaint had been in response to patriotic remarks she made on September 12, 2001. On February 13, 2002, Jones said that, in her opinion, Atheists are unqualified to hold the office of President of the United States.
As you will see in the quotes below, Jones feels that a ‘responsibility’ to a higher power is required to hold this office. She believes that a ‘responsibility’ to man is just not enough. Contrary to Jones, we believe a responsibility to man is precisely what is required to hold this office. See states that has their ‘finger on the button’ should feel like there are long term, everlasting ramifications’. Our strong opinion is that we don’t want someone with an unstable religious mind having their ‘finger on the button’! Who’s to say that one day this person won’t ‘press the button’ to get rid of another society of people that don’t believe in their particular version of God??
On Jan 22, 2002 she stated,
“But everyone was mad when I said on the television that I wouldn’t vote for an Atheist, but it’s interesting that the Oath of office of the President is with ‘so help me God.’ So who would the Atheists be talking to if they weren’t given the Oath? I mean you gotta have someone. I think it is absolutely important for you to be led by a higher power so you feel as if you have some responsibility — not just to man. I would never even consider it. Anybody got a problem with it, is your problem. I didn’t say you [an atheist] weren’t a good person, just you wouldn’t get my vote. I mean you could be a nice person — you could baby-sit my kids — possibly — but that doesn’t mean you would get my vote because you got your finger on the button. I want you to feel like there are long term, everlasting ramifications. ” (Star Jones, Transcript from The View, Jan 22, 2001)
On Feb 13, 2002, she stated,
“And I said that I would never be comfortable voting… for an Atheist for President.” (Star Jones, Transcript from The View, Feb 13, 2002). She continues, “Well, they [atheists] were very up in arms and, as I explained to them; I respect your opinion, I respect what your position is, but God died for me and I’m standing for him and you’ve got a problem, it’s your problem.”.
“Had Jones made the same remarks about the Jewish community, the Anti-Defamation League would have demanded and received a public apology. Atheists must demand and receive the same type of respect.” – GodlessGeeks.com. Please take a minute to let her know what you think about her attacking atheists!
- See GodlessGeeks.com “Campaign to Urge Star Jones to “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” before Judging Us” where you can find a letter to mail to Jones.