Skip to comments.Children on atheist billboards 'are actually Evangelical Christians' (UK)
Posted on 11/22/2009 7:01:57 AM PST by markomalley
Two smiling child models featured on an atheist billboard are actually Evangelical Christians, it has been claimed.
The boy and girl can currently be seen next to the slogan "Don't Label Me" on adverts funded by the British Humanist Association (BHA) and endorsed by Prof Richard Dawkins, the scientist and prominent atheist.
The posters form part of a campaign urging parents not to define their children by their own faith, which some secularists claim amounts to an abuse of their human rights.
But the campaign appears to have backfired after a Christian community leader said that the models pictured in the poster were from a family of committed Christians whose images had been taken from a stock photo.
"Here they are promoting atheism and the two children have been brought up in a Christian family," said Gerald Coates, leader of the Pioneer Network of Churches.
"The message of the posters is that the labelling of children by their parents' religion is not respectful of the rights of the child we are not suggesting that children would be happier brought up in a humanist environment," she said.
The adverts, which are a follow-up to the atheist adverts that appeared on London buses earlier this year, appear in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast and London.
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There is real war on Christians. The ACLU is one of the lead players. They promise they will drive us to the margins of society...through “hate” speech and civil suit, the plan is to do to us what they did to tobacco users.
It’s the same plan...it’s up to us at whether it will work.
Ok, so what exactly is a stock photo and what sort of site did they pull the kids’ pictures from? Why were the kids’ pics on the web in first place and did the parents allow this? Talk about a law suit. Too many questions.
Exactly! I use this term too.
It takes FAITH to BELIEVE without proof, that all matter, and life just spontaneously/magically appeared.
Dawkinists are such laughable sods.
Are you telling me they couldn’t even take their own photograph?
Interesting book on Amazon: “I dont have enough faith to be an atheist”.
If atheists don’t like to hear about religion from Christians, what makes them think Christians want to hear about their atheism from them?
The more we hear from them, the more they can hear from us.
Very common practice.