Skip to comments.Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash
Posted on 12/13/2016 6:39:53 AM PST by KeyLargo
Atheist activist, Green candidate Rob Sherman dies in plane crash
Rob Sherman, who died over the weekend in a crash of his small plane in Marengo, operated a business helping people build aircraft from kits.
But the 63-year-old was better known as a colorful political activist and Green Party candidate some might say gadfly who called journalists and introduced himself as Rob Sherman, your favorite atheist.
At one time, he had license plates that spelled out ATHEIST.
Though he came in for derision as a self-promoter, he challenged the use of government-sponsored Christmas creches and displays and anything he perceived as a co-mingling of church and state.
Early Saturday, fire crews responded after his single-engine plane was spotted in an area off Meyer Road, just north of Pleasant Grove Road, according to Marengo firefighter Joe Taylor.
A Monday autopsy found Mr. Sherman, of Poplar Grove, died of multiple injuries from the mishap, which is being investigated by the FAA and NTSB.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Sherman was constantly in the headlines for atheism activism.
As Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper put it in 1998, He has battled towns from South Holland to Deerfield to Zion to Palatine to Highland, Ind., and Wauwatosa, Wis., over public displays of religious symbols on water towers, on government property and on official village seals.
Mr. Sherman also filed suit against the Boy Scouts after he and his son, Richard, were denied membership because they refused to recognize a duty to God.
The relationship between Mr. Sherman and his son made headlines in 1998 for personal rather political reasons. He was convicted of domestic battery after he struck his then-16-year-old son, and later spent a brief time in jail.
I wanted to put the fear of God in him,
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...
The Zenair CH 601 crashed under unknown circumstances sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to Taylor and FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro.
Authorities said late Monday that the aircraft was a manufactured model, not a home-built version.
Rob Sherman and fellow Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whom he called the next president of the United States. | robsherman.com
Rob Sherman 0, God 1
From building aircraft to shoveling coal
All in a flash
Straight in. Looks like stall/spin accident.
Rob meets Madeline Murray O’Hare in the fiery pit. Nice.
How green is Hell?
Hopefully he realized his error before impact...
Thief on the cross....(?)....
Maybe he prayed in the last couple a hundred feet.
Karma sucks huh?
Re: license plate ATHEIST.
His last words were “Oh....my....NoSuchThingAs...God!!!”
Name : SHERMAN, ROBERT IAN
Airman’s Address : PO BOX 10
POPLAR GROVE, IL, 61065-0010
FAA Region : Great Lakes
Date of Medical : Aug, 2015
Class of Medical : 3
Expiration of Class 3 : Aug, 2017
Airman Certificates : Sport Pilot
Well I guess he’s in the dark now!
Well, he is a believer now.
His meeting with the Master was probably a bit uncomfortable.
Sounds like he could use our prayers.
Manfacturing CO2 can be deadly.
too late, but not for his surviving family
But I doubt the sincerity
Rob will be happy to find out that satan doesn’t use fossil fuels to heat the place.
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