The Madison Metro System of Madison, Wisconsin, features a picture of Mother Teresa on its April bus pass; the saintly nun was chosen because she made Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.
Protesting this decision is the Freedom From Religion Foundation, headquartered in Madison. The organization’s president is Annie Laurie Gaylor and it is her opinion that the picture of Mother Teresa on the bus pass is “an insult to Madisonians who value women’s rights, and the separation of church and state.”
Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this today:
“I have just faxed a letter to Catherine Debo, Transit General Manager of the Madison Metro System, requesting that she consider giving equal time to the concerns of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I have asked that she issue a monthly bus pass with nothing on it. When riders question its meaning, she could say that the blank bus pass commemorates what the Freedom From Religion Foundation believes in. Nothing.”