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Atheist billboard defaced on N.C.'s Billy Graham Parkway
Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/10 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 06/29/2010 2:08:37 PM PDT by MissTed

Unknown vandals unhappy about atheists' billboard in Charlotte, N.C., spray-painted "Under God" on the ad, the city's atheist association discovered Monday. The defaced message will remain in place until after July 4, the group reports, which is the soonest that workers can furnish a fresh billboard image. Here's how the vandalized billboard now looks:

The billboard reads, "One Nation Indivisible," which is the phrase preceding the 1954 insertion of the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance, reports the Charlotte Observer's Tim Funk. The billboard was erected on Billy Graham Parkway last week. (Graham is, of course, the state's famous evangelical preacher.)

Similar North Carolina ads have gone up in Asheville, Greensboro, Wilmington, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem as a Fourth of July project by the area's atheist association. The group has filed a police report and will replace the billboard.

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Looks fine to me.


1 posted on 06/29/2010 2:08:42 PM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

2 thumbs up.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 2:10:23 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: MissTed

Epic!


3 posted on 06/29/2010 2:11:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: MissTed

Will give them the idea to go after that phrase.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 2:12:49 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: MissTed

Good! Someone fixed their broken sign at last.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: MissTed
Vandalism has it's place. :)
6 posted on 06/29/2010 2:13:33 PM PDT by Dscott_FR (Right Wing Extremist and proud of it!!)
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To: MissTed

lol Poor Atheists. Seems to me they or those of the ACLU bent tend to have a problem with stealing/vandalizing religious symbols when they can’t get them removed legally. Turn about is fair play.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 2:13:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: MissTed

Vandalism is vandalism, whether done from the left or right.


8 posted on 06/29/2010 2:14:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: MissTed

fixing a typo is now vandalism?


9 posted on 06/29/2010 2:15:52 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: MissTed
Some years ago, I had a philosophy class where the professor had listed the day's topic as:

God is Dead . . . Nitsche

We early arrivals to class couldn't resist writing underneath in letters just as large:

Nitsche is Dead . . . God


10 posted on 06/29/2010 2:15:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Graybeard58

>> Vandalism is vandalism, whether done from the left or right.

Who’s to say which side amended the sign.


11 posted on 06/29/2010 2:16:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Graybeard58

Oh please.


12 posted on 06/29/2010 2:17:24 PM PDT by DWC (what do kids know about)
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To: MissTed

I wouldnt say that the billboard was defaced.I’d say positively enhanced.


13 posted on 06/29/2010 2:17:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: MissTed
Look guy while I can agree with the sentiment ...don't act like a lib hypocrite.....

let them speak,.... and, add in it's vandalism of private property

Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

14 posted on 06/29/2010 2:17:57 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: Graybeard58
"... Vandalism is vandalism, whether done from the left or right."

I agree. You should call the cops.

I'm just going to shrug and read some other story.

15 posted on 06/29/2010 2:20:11 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: MissTed

I wonder who did that? Usually teens would be willing to scramble up a ladder to do something like that, but that’s not the type message you would expect from most teens. Maybe some really feisty 80 year old granny?


16 posted on 06/29/2010 2:20:24 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Graybeard58

Ditto


17 posted on 06/29/2010 2:21:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Marty62

Personally i’m not a fan of vandalism just because I agree with the vandals.


18 posted on 06/29/2010 2:23:14 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: DemonDeac

They were just correcting it. I hate graffiti.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 2:24:22 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: DWC; Graybeard58; tophat9000

I agree with #8.

Get down to the commie rat level by engaging in vandalism and other low-rent behavior and the left will only spin it to their own advantage and carry on about what hypocrites believers really are.


20 posted on 06/29/2010 2:24:26 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: MissTed
This is proof that religion is no cure for criminal behavior.
21 posted on 06/29/2010 2:26:29 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: Gene Eric
Who’s to say which side amended the sign.

Not I.

22 posted on 06/29/2010 2:26:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: Graybeard58

And the Boston Tea Party was a willful distruction of property with trespassing.

Personally, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of stooges.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 2:28:04 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: MissTed

Toss the perp is jail with all there fellow Gangsta Taggers.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 2:31:56 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: MissTed

Toss the perp is jail with all their fellow Gangsta Taggers.


25 posted on 06/29/2010 2:33:55 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: MissTed
Unreal. Compare the comments on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2540349/posts

....in which a lib vandalizes a right wing public message. Behold the usual FR hypocrisy at its most blatant.
26 posted on 06/29/2010 2:37:57 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: MissTed

It was pretty insulting for them to put this sign up on Billy Graham Parkway.


27 posted on 06/29/2010 2:41:27 PM PDT by red tie
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To: Vigilanteman

Did the professor spell Nietzsche as Nitsche too?


28 posted on 06/29/2010 2:47:18 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: chrisser

OK. Smart alec. It was a long time ago and I don’t remember the spelling of a second rate foolosopher’s name. Thanks for the correction.


29 posted on 06/29/2010 2:52:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Scanian

>> Get down to the commie rat level by engaging in vandalism and other low-rent behavior

Of all the graffiti plastered around the World, it’s laughable this instance is attracting so much contempt.

Not condoning, but neither do I give a rat’s ass about this particular instance of graffiti.


30 posted on 06/29/2010 3:16:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Graybeard58
Vandalism is vandalism, whether done from the left or right.

Like it or not, it's a fact.

31 posted on 06/29/2010 3:25:32 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: Scanian
I agree with #8.

Add me to the list of "agre'ers, OK?

32 posted on 06/29/2010 3:37:47 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: Vigilanteman
...Nitsche is Dead...God

Perfect squelch for an out-of-line teacher.

33 posted on 06/29/2010 3:43:05 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: Vigilanteman

Nitsche is in hell.


34 posted on 06/29/2010 5:39:08 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Gene Eric

You are proving my point.

It is being noticed because it is uncharacteristic of Christian conservatives and while you might not care, you are aware of it because the libtard media has already blown it out of proportion.


35 posted on 06/29/2010 6:18:14 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

>> while you might not care

Of the two issues being debated here, graffiti and God, my concern is favorably on the God component.


36 posted on 06/29/2010 6:51:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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