Evangelist Ray Comfort warned Christians on Nov. 8 not to trust their teen daughter with an atheist.
Comfort gave his advice in an opinion article for WorldNet Daily with the title, "Why An Atheist Won't Be Elected President."
In addition to his political opinion, Comfort told readers: "Nor should you trust an atheist with your teenage daughter, in the workplace or in the legislature. This is because of their track record. History reveals that atheists have been responsible for the slaughter of 110,000,000 human beings."
Comfort, who has repeatedly denied evolution, told his readers that "very people few trust an atheist" because "an atheist cannot say that rape, adultery, theft, lying, or even murder is morally wrong. If an atheist should protest and say that these things are wrong, by what standard would he make such a moral judgment?"
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The evangelist noted that 13 states had laws against sodomy until the middle of 2003, which is when the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized sodomy in the case Lawrence v. Texas.
Comfort also pointed to laws that used to criminalize adultery and blasphemy, which have also fallen.
Undeterred by his own examples of changing morals, Comfort wrote: "The only way to conclude that there are moral absolutes is to conclude that there is an unchanging moral Law Giver of an unchanging moral Law. The atheist refuses to do that, and so for him nothing can be absolutely wrong."
Comfort referred to a 2011 study where religious people had more distrust for atheists than other various groups, which The Atlantic reported on:
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Distrust, not disgust, is the motivation behind believers' antipathy against atheists. In one of the six trials, participants found a description of an untrustworthy person to be more representative of atheists than of Christians, Muslims, gay men, feminists, or Jewish people. Only rapists were distrusted to a similar degree.
Comfort concluded that "an atheist has no solid moral ethic that you can’t trust his word. For him, the end can easily justify the means ... You cannot trust his word when he tells you that evolution is scientific, or about those in history who were atheists."