Atheist Group Wins Dispute with Sign Company, Gets Alabama Billboards Resurrected, Confirms Removal Was to Appease Christians

 Mobile-billboard.pngTwo weeks ago we learned that the Gulf Coast United Coalition of Reason (CoR) had its Mobile billboards taken down by Lamar Advertising:

The CoR was told Lamar had received a large amount of complaints about the billboard and that he questioned the motivation to take the billboard down… “They just want to start a fight,” [Lamar VP Troy Tatum] said.

Today the good news is that the group won that fight, and successfully persuaded Lamar to put the signs back up.  The news story at AL.com rather downplays the disagreement, noticeably omitting any mention of complaints about the billboard’s message:

“Don’t believe in a God? You’re not alone,” and “Good without God? So are we” read the billboards re-erected in Mobile, Pensacola and Pascagoula after a contract dispute.  The original billboards went up in early Jan. but Mobile’s was yanked down two weeks later.

But the United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR), who provided the funding for the signs, explains what really happened: Continue reading

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Hundreds of Christians flood Ken Ham’s Facebook page to respond to the most innocuous atheist billboard ever

A few days ago California news interviewed residents wanting this “controversial” United Coalition of Reason billboard taken down. Next, in Mobile, Alabama, Christians did succeed in getting the identical billboard removed.  Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has posted it on his Facebook page for comment, and he certainly got them.

For your scannng pleasure, I’ve handily selected and categorized some, including the Weepers, the Stone-Throwers, the Persecuted, and the Gloaters… Continue reading

California Christians want this incredibly offensive atheist billboard taken down

controversial Colton billboard

“Don’t Believe in God? You Are Not Alone” reads Colton billboard.

Christian Post reports that a United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR) billboard has “stirred the ire of residents.” Claiming grandiosely (and falsely) in its headline that residents are “united in taking it down,” the paper ironically dismisses the humanist interviewed to prove the very need for the billboard:

Residents in Colton, California, are objecting to a billboard in their community that displays the message, “Don’t believe in a God? You are not alone,” and want the ad to be taken down…

Other messages put up by the UnitedCoR featured on billboards include “Good without a god? So are we!”

LA SunTimes and CBS Los Angeles use the phrase “heated opposition.”  CBS, with a photo of the billboard captioned “Controversial Billboard,” reports: Continue reading