November 13, 2009

Cincinnati Christians Threaten Landowner Over Atheist Billboard

The billboard in Cincinnati had a simple message: "Don’t Believe In God? You are not alone." And yet this was sufficient to outrage some Cincinnati Christians enough to issue "multiple, significant" threats against the owner of the land on which the billboard appeared, prompting it to be relocated.
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I agree completely with co-coordinator of the Cincinnati Coalition of Reason, Shawn Jeffers on this point:
Everything that has happened shows just how vital our message is. It proves our point, that bigotry against people who don't believe in a god is still very real in America. Only when we atheists, agnostics and humanists come together and go public about our views will people have a chance to learn that we too are part of the community and deserve respect.
Absolutely! This shows me that we need one of these billboards in every community.

H/T to Pharyngula

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