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Complaints cause atheist-funded billboards in North Carolina to come down
Fox News.com ^ | August 25, 2012

Posted on 08/25/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

American Atheists and Adams Outdoor Advertising are reportedly removing two Charlotte billboards blasting Christianity and Mormonism following an outpouring of complaints and threats.

The Bradenton Herald report that the billboards, which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, went up two weeks ago and were intended to be displayed for the duration of the national conventions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; atheists; billboard; christianity; islam; mormonism; muslim; northcarolina
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I just received this from FNC in my email
1 posted on 08/25/2012 3:19:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

And I’m sure that, to liberals, this proves that America is some sort of theocracy, and that they don’t have freedom FROM religion which liberal atheistic types crave.

They will say that they were censored from expressing their views. I expect that these people will be on MSNBC, telling their tales of woe to a sympathetic Rachel Maddow. And we will be warned of the dangers of America becoming a theocracy.

The various and sundry kooks and crackpots of this country, do not appreciate how good things are for them in America, compared to how they would be treated in many parts of the world.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 3:24:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

WOO-HOO!!!


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4 posted on 08/25/2012 3:26:25 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kaslin
The Bradenton Herald report that the billboards, which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama....

I wonder why they think Zippy is a Christian?

5 posted on 08/25/2012 3:31:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Spit in the face of churchgoers at your own risk ...


6 posted on 08/25/2012 3:35:54 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Kaslin

In this case I am on their side. I may not agree with them but they do have a right to their opinion and to use their own money to display that, just as much as a Christian group would.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Kaslin

The signs were odious, but they should have remained up if they were legitimately contracted for.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Making a big fuss about the signs, only draws more attention to them. If you don’t agree with the message on a sign, ignore it. We have freedom of speech in this country, but we also have the freedom to not listen.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 3:46:25 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: IronJack

But no blasting at Muzzies?

Spit in the face of mosque goers at your own risk of beheading...


10 posted on 08/25/2012 3:48:11 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: BerryDingle

“targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama . . “

. . they targeted Islam? - I won’t employ the same fascist tactics against the left that they employ against me. They have freedom of speech, just as I do; and if I want to keep it, I have to cease and desist acting like they do (screaming, bullying and pitching a fit) and allow them theirs.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 3:50:05 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Okieshooter

Well, the way liberals look at things, anybody expressing disagreement with their message is hateful. The worst liberals don’t agree that we have the freedom to not listen to their message. They insist that we listen and hear what they say.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Okieshooter

Well, the way liberals look at things, anybody expressing disagreement with their message is hateful. The worst liberals don’t agree that we have the freedom to not listen to their message. They insist that we listen and hear what they say.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 3:57:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

Jesus and Muhammad are losing in the battle for the spiritual mind, a better prophet has arisen. Devil worshipping has gained in popularity, its message is clear. “The house of Satan offers more than the Mosque, Church, or Synagogue”. Chills and thrills are needed before prayers and hope.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT by polnick1
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To: polnick1

You signed up today to post that?

FYI - JESUS never looses - only those who don’t KNOW/follow HIM are the losers.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 4:10:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kaslin

I really don’t care what anyone posts, i ignore what i do not like and won’t pay attention to it.

but these people have a business in the community. they probably realized that renting out the billboards to kooks would cost them in the long run, and just opted to give the money back.

i would have just put a sign up alongside theirs and called them ungodly idiots.

blessings, bobo


16 posted on 08/25/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: freedumb2003
Let them erect a building in a properly zoned area and go inside and rage at each other. I don' care, but that's their argument for religious folks ~ to keep it at church.

Still, it was probably the threats. That's NC. They ain't got no couths down there nohow!

17 posted on 08/25/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“They insist that we listen and hear what they say.”

They can insist all they want, but I ain’t listening.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: Kaslin
Why would they remove the sign? From the wording on the sign, which is full of hatred, I doubt anyone who is on the fence spiritually would decide to become atheist. Did the Ad company receive threats? Boycotting the company would suffice to make them thinking twice next time.

I start to wonder if the removal is their own ploy to make a censorship claim when all the religious people did was complaining verbally (or in letter) to them.

19 posted on 08/25/2012 4:29:36 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Kaslin

Other than the cities (which have the big universities and all those liberals) and certain areas populated by newly arrived folk from up north, North Carolina is conservative and religious.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Kaslin
The link only shows the anti-Christian billboard, not both of them.

So here they are:


Toast and underwear?

21 posted on 08/25/2012 4:37:51 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!--MSM/Dems *** Long Live The Tea Party!)
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To: Kaslin

Be careful....Those “Bitter Clingers” will prevail.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 4:41:24 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: polnick1; Old Sarge; 50mm

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23 posted on 08/25/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kaslin

Hey atheists! How does your own medicine taste?


24 posted on 08/25/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: polnick1

Welcome to Free Republic newbie. Posts like that won’t make you many friends around here. But maybe you don’t need friends.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: presently no screen name

Jesus delegates the loosing.... but he never loses.

Matthew 16:19


26 posted on 08/25/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Jim Robinson; polnick1; wagglebee; P-Marlowe
Polnick joined today, Jim.

#14 among his/her early posts:

Jesus and Muhammad are losing in the battle for the spiritual mind, a better prophet has arisen. Devil worshipping has gained in popularity, its message is clear. “The house of Satan offers more than the Mosque, Church, or Synagogue”. Chills and thrills are needed before prayers and hope.

27 posted on 08/25/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Syncro
Jesus-on-toast is rather more specific than “Christian.” That's not directed at Obama, who is not Christian let alone Catholic. It's directed at Paul Ryan.
28 posted on 08/25/2012 6:18:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kaslin

They didn’t learn anything from the Chick-Fil-A incident.

People are sick and tired or this gay, race, atheist crap.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 6:21:44 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Kaslin
Notice how these "brave" atheists never go after Islam. Are they secretly supporting the nation of Islam? I suppose they must be. They never say a word about them or their belief in Mohamed/allah.

I think these "atheists" are radical Muslims. Someone prove me wrong.

30 posted on 08/25/2012 6:31:19 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Both the atheists AND the homosexuals will virulently attack Christians, sometimes Jews, but NEVER the Muslims - the followers of the Moon God are violent.

I don’t think they’re Muslims, but rather just plain Communists.


31 posted on 08/25/2012 6:40:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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32 posted on 08/25/2012 6:44:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: freedumb2003

I agree!


33 posted on 08/25/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: upchuck

He’s already gone. Ephemeral account.


34 posted on 08/25/2012 7:17:16 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: polnick1

Wow, that was fast. IATZ.


35 posted on 08/25/2012 7:20:16 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: gitmo

Well phooey, just when I was getting my chainsaw working, too.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: polnick1
Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. Do you really want to spit int he face of the Creator? ... Fear of The Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. You have quite a ways to go to get to having trepidations even ...
37 posted on 08/25/2012 7:23:18 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: freedumb2003
"I may not agree with them but they do have a right to their opinion and to use their own money to display that"

Correct. Even distasteful "speech" must not be censored.

The Kenyan must go.

38 posted on 08/25/2012 7:53:13 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Kaslin
which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama

It says that in the article, but that's not what is shown on the video. There were only signs attacking Mormonism and Christianity. Nothing about Islam. This one's in Detroit:


39 posted on 08/25/2012 8:13:47 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yes, that is correct. Very good observation—the toast comment.

I didn’t imply that either of the billboards were directed at Obama.

I just wanted to see them posted on the thread.

They probably don’t have the nerve to insult Islam as technically Obama is a Muslim.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 9:12:52 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!--MSM/Dems *** Long Live The Tea Party!)
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To: RegulatorCountry; All

http://www.noiri.blogspot.com/2012/08/ramadan-islamic-month-of-christian.html


41 posted on 08/25/2012 9:53:48 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive!)
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To: Syncro

These will be useful, thanks


42 posted on 08/25/2012 9:56:57 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive!)
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To: Syncro

I wasn’t intending to imply that the implication was yours, that the “Christian” billboard was directed at Obama. That has been the case with every report that I’ve read upon the subject, but is clearly not accurate given the specific imagery used, though. It’s directed at Paul Ryan, not Obama. Their supposed nonpartisan claim falls very flat upon actually seeing the billboards.


43 posted on 08/25/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kaslin
I think this is hilarious.  For once it's the anti-God people being told to stuff airing thier beliefs in public.

Jolly good show!

Now, if we can just stop them from running our high school graduations by their rules.



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44 posted on 08/26/2012 1:07:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: paudio; Tax-chick
The signs are internally inconsistent so too bad they didn't stay up.

Silly screeds and rantings followed by, "Atheism: Simply Reasonable"... I mean come on, talk about "You're doin' it wrong."

Maybe the purpose of the signs was to besmirch the reputation of atheists. Then again, that would have been a waste of money.

45 posted on 08/26/2012 2:21:06 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

I thought they were a brilliantly self-revelatory display of reasonable atheism, and I’m disappointed that the brave people succumbed to “complaints.” Of course, this feeds their victimization fantasy.

“Hey, I’m an atheist, don’t you hate me? No, you don’t? Okay, I’ll kick your dog, scream insults at you, and throw droppings at your church. Now do you hate me? What, you forgive me and you’re praying for my salvation. HATER!!!! WAAAAAAAAA! You hate me because I’m so reasonable. WAAAAAAAAA!”


46 posted on 08/26/2012 3:06:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("... total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet's GDP.")
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To: Tax-chick
“Hey, I’m an atheist, don’t you hate me?

Then there is the generic version:

“Hey, I’m a __________, don’t you hate me?"

47 posted on 08/26/2012 5:06:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Syncro; All

I have a feel atheist friends on Facebook. Whenever they attack Christianity, I ask them why don’t they attack Islam... No response from them at all. In fact they are cowards for not attacking Islam.


48 posted on 08/26/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: BerryDingle

Don’t know if ObaMao is an actual or just a cultural Muslim. But the stuff which spews from Rev. Wright’s mouth certainly isn’t any form of Christianity.


49 posted on 08/26/2012 5:55:54 AM 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: Ezekiel
I'd like to put up one which says:

Atheism: Worst retention rate of any religion in this world.
And it only gets worse in the next . . .


50 posted on 08/26/2012 5:59:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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