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CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Tom Hicks’ van has angered many drivers in Virginia with his Bible verse painted on the back: 1 Corinthians 14:34, which reads, “Women shall be quiet and submissive.”
Surrounding the verse are three crosses, the symbol of the fish, “God said so, believe it” and “Read your Bible”.
He was not greeted warmly. Hicks said others swore obscenities at him and knocked him down.
A driver called it ‘outrageous and offensive’, saying: ‘It worries me that something like this has become accepted in some ways and it’s OK for people to feel free to show thoughts too hateful and misogynistic. “
So, is Hicks a proud Christian who wants to spread a biblical message about women? Not at all, WTVR reported.
He’s actually an atheist, and his message is that the Bible is offensive.
“I want people to read the Bible, I want them to see this message and say it’s true,” Hicks explained. “It is an odious and odious work that Christians are trying to overthrow and they talk about love.”
Naturally, Christians do not agree with his point of view.
“When you look at this [verse], you can definitely see that it’s taken completely out of context. Especially when you think about what the Bible says,” said Pastor Joey Anthony of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. “Jesus really lifted women to a level – where, like in this culture, they were considered second-class citizens – but Jesus loves everyone and he really lifted women to a different level.”
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