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 And yet this was sufficient to outrage some Cincinnati Christians (update: link no longer active) enough to issue "multiple, significant" threats against the owner of the land on which the billboard appeared, prompting it to be relocated.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