Across from me is Roberta Medford. We’re sitting in front of an open window at her Montrose residence.
“What is it about atheists that people just don’t like?” I ask.
“You would have to ask them that. I don’t know!” Medford says with a good-natured laugh.
I visited Medford on Monday evening to get her take on another vandalization of the Adopt-A-Highway Atheists United sign on the Glendale (2) Freeway. This time, the sign on the southbound side had been defaced. The “A” in “Atheists” had been covered in white paint, making it read “THEISTS UNITED.”
“I find it incredibly intolerant, and?.?.?.?maybe they should get a life,” Medford said of the vandal, or vandals, responsible.
I’ve driven past that sign many times. Of all the Adopt-A-Highway signs I pass in Los Angeles, that is the only one I pay attention to. That sign has been egged, tagged, and at one point someone took a saw to it, knocking it to the ground.