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  • Condom billboards on I-95 promote safe sex

    05/30/2014 5:32:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2014 | Scott Travis
    When it comes to safe sex, one AIDS organization believes that size matters. In what might be considered a sign of the times, a hard-to-miss, extra-large condom is visible to anyone traveling south on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale between Oakland Park and Sunrise boulevards. The billboard, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, went up May 17. The advertising campaign is expected to wrap up in mid-July. At the bottom of the prophylactic image is a web address, useacondom.com, which directs people to the foundation's website, where information about free condoms and HIV testing are available. The group...
  • An Open Letter to the Vandal Who Destroyed Our Pro-Life Signs

    05/20/2014 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Liberty Pike
    Within the last week or so, Oregon Right to Life posted 17 signs alongside Interstate 5, on private properties of pro-life landowners. Many of them (pictured) read: “Abortion: a Lifetime of Regret.” We started to receive word Friday that an unknown number of them had been vandalized with the words, “It’s OK” pasted over it. Today, a south-traveling supporter stopped and took pictures of three of the vandalized signs. vandalism27We obviously have no way of knowing who vandalized the signs. It appears to be well-planned and the vandal also had to cross barbwire fences to get to the signs. The...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Billboard for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Stirs Controversy in LGBT Community

    02/20/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A billboard posted by a Kentucky-based ministry that seeks to treat individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction has garnered controversy for its message. Abba's Delight recently posted the billboard in Louisville, which features a sunny sky and the phrase "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options." The billboard has garnered its share of criticism from LGBT groups and individuals who take issue with the organization's view on homosexuality. Daniel Mingo, executive director of Abba's Delight, told The Christian Post that plans for the billboard went back to "the fall of 2013," when "the ministry board discussed the possibility...
  • PETA seeks Chinese approval for nude Pam Anderson billboards

    12/15/2004 12:43:29 PM PST · by TheBigB · 52 replies · 7,774+ views
    A naked Pamela Anderson will beckon from Chinese billboards in a new anti-fur campaign _ if the former "Baywatch" star can get past the censors. The posters, featuring the slogan "Give fur the cold shoulder" in English, show the Canadian-born actress topless with her back to the camera and an arm partly hiding her right breast. An image of falling snow appears above Chinese characters reading "cold shoulders are nothing compared to the pain they feel," and "please don't wear fur." China's straight-laced media regulators have yet to give the posters a green light, said Jason Baker, a Hong Kong-based...
  • Atheists Use Times Square Billboard for Anti-Christmas Pitch

    12/21/2012 9:57:26 AM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.14.12 | Dave Bohon
    A group called American Atheists has posted a high-profile billboard in New York City's Times Square depicting Christianity as a “myth,” apparently mocking Jesus Christ on the cross. The group, which first launched its Christmas “myth” campaign in 2010, ramped up its campaign with a giant sign that features an image of Santa Claus, an equally large picture portraying a suffering Jesus on the cross, along with the phrase, “Keep the Merry — Dump the Myth!”David Silverman, president of the atheist club, claimed in a press release that his group thinks “a large population of Christians are actually 'atheists'...
  • American Atheists' Billboard Calls for Christmas Minus "Myth" of Christ

    12/13/2012 1:19:26 PM PST · by InHisService · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-11-12 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "We know that a large population of 'Christians' are actually atheists who feel trapped in their family's religion. If you know god is a myth, you do not have to lie and call yourself 'Christian' in order to have a festive holiday season. You can be merry without the myth, and indeed, you should," said David Silverman, President of American Atheists.
  • Knights of Columbus Lead Charge to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/10/2006 9:27:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Columbia ^ | 12.07.06
    Order takes message to tens of millions through public service announcements and tree lightings. Keep Christ in Christmas Ads  • Television Ad 1 (rm, 30 sec., 985 kb) • Television Ad 2 (rm, 30 sec., 893 kb) • Radio Ad 1 (mp3, 28 sec., 455 kb) • Radio Ad 2 (mp3, 28 sec., 342 kb) • Radio Ad 3 (mp3, 18 sec., 288 kb) Millions of people in North America will get the message to “Keep Christ in Christmas” thanks to public service announcements from the Knights of Columbus that will be aired in the United States and Canada during the Christmas season.Radio spots encouraging people to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in...
  • Florida Billboards Blame Bush for Hurricanes

    10/27/2004 8:09:48 AM PDT · by eartotheground · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    CNSNews.com Morning Editor ^ | October 26, 2004 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Because President George W. Bush has "ignored the threat of global warming," Floridians can expect to be hit by increasingly destructive hurricanes, a new billboard campaign says. The billboards, going up along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando -- a week before the presidential election -- read, "Global warming equals worse hurricanes. George Bush just doesn't get it." The billboards show a photo of a hurricane swirling toward Florida. The campaign is co-sponsored by Scientists and Engineers for Change and Environment2004. The NAACP National Voter Fund is also involved in the effort to blame Bush for ignoring global...
  • Christmas Really Isn't about Christ - Why I'm not Celebrating Christmas Even Though I'm a Christian

    12/14/2013 2:56:27 PM PST · by InHisService · 345 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 12-14-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    All right, before you get your freckles in an uproar by reading that title and making a quick, errant assumption about me, let me clarify a few things. I’m a bible believing, spirit filled Christian. I am not an atheist sympathizer. I do not doubt my faith, nor do I have any doubts about the deity of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior, and I believe the world is lost without Him. For years I celebrated Christmas. But last year, I decided to stop celebrating it. Something awoke in me, and I just felt turned off by the...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • The real ‘war on Christmas’ is perpetrated by Christians themselves

    12/26/2013 9:57:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Patrick B. Craine
    Dec. 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The ‘war on Christmas’ is by now a long-hallowed tradition in North America. Every year, starting in November, atheists and conservatives battle over nativity scenes and Christmas trees on public property. And we have the ‘naughty or nice’ lists, the boycotts, and letters targeting retailers who try to cash in on Christmas without acknowledging the reason for their annual windfall. It’s a worthy battle and one that I’m happy to play some small part in as a pro-life, pro-family, and “pro-Christmas” journalist. But I think it’s important we recognize that what we have come to...
  • Dear Christians, We Hate You. Sincerely, Atheists

    12/08/2013 12:35:03 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 274 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 8, 2013 | JP
    Imagine if an activist group blanketed a major city with 55 billboards urging that illegal aliens go back to their own country. Or that homosexuality is a crime against nature. Or that Muslims are responsible for most of the world’s terrorist attacks. The mainstream media would be all over the story. Organizations – like La Raza, like GLAAD, like CAIR – would organize protests. President Obama would publicly condemn the billboards (while defending illegals, homosexuals and Islam). And the sponsors of the billboards would be branded a “hate group.” Yet, there has been little outrage over the 55 billboards that...
  • Knights of Columbus urge millions to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/16/2011 3:15:22 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Lawrence Council 10281 in South Amboy, NJ. Credit: Knights of Columbus. New Haven, Conn., Dec 16, 2011 / 03:03 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus' annual campaign reminding millions of Americans to “Keep Christ in Christmas” is in full swing with radio ads, signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards.“In a society where Christmas has often become shorthand for shopping, many who celebrate Christmas can lose sight of its true meaning,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said Dec. 15. “Those who celebrate Christmas give gifts to each other because it is the day on which we celebrate the...
  • The Christmas Spirit

    12/21/2013 5:07:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Anyone offended by public displays of Christmas needs to see a psychiatrist. Are we clear on this? You are a loon if the sight of baby Jesus arouses anger or sadness in you. Get help. This brings us to the governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee. He recently told me on national television that the reason he will not use the word "Christmas" in describing the state Christmas tree is that the word might offend non-Christians. The governor calls the state-purchased symbol a "holiday tree." My reply to the governor was that by excluding the word "Christmas," he might...
  • The Christmas Carol For the Christian Right

    12/25/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 16 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 25, 2013 | JP
    Exactly 150 years ago this Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “Christmas Bells.” It would later provide the lyrics for the familiar carol, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” Most of those who love the song – which has been recorded by arists ranging from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Kate Smith to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Ann Margaret – know little about its backstory. Indeed, the lyrics actually were written by Longfellow during a time of despair. The poet had learned that his first-born son, Charles, a lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil...
  • Billboards Promote Saying 'Merry Christmas'

    12/19/2008 9:42:18 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 554+ views
    Three women in Ohio want to make sure people understand that it is OK to say "Merry Christmas" because they said they are tired of hearing "Happy Holidays." The women raised enough money to put their message on billboards that the women think Jesus Christ might want to convey.
  • Atheist Group to Sponsor Anti-Christmas Billboards Featuring Jesus, Santa & Satan

    11/18/2011 7:33:22 PM PST · by Just4Him · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 15, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    American Atheists announced Monday on their “No God Blog” a new billboard campaign in their continued effort in “laboring for the civil liberties of atheists,” but in reality just upsetting those who disagree with their theological stance. A press release for the American Atheists’ new holiday season billboard campaign reads: “American Atheists announced today that their new billboard is going up in several locations nationwide, including the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel: the same location as last year’s famous ‘You KNOW it’s a MYTH’ billboard. The new billboard will also be going up in Ohio and Florida. This...
  • Rude and Uninformed. A reflection on a recent billboard campaign by Atheist Humanists

    12/21/2012 2:24:54 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was asked by the Young Adult group in my parish to address some ads on our local buses and subway trains here in Washington. The members of the Young adult group found the ads offensive and troubling, especially since they were aimed at kids. The ads are posted by the American “Humanist” Association (AHA) and are indeed aimed at kids and teenagers. The focus of the message is “Kids without God: You’re not the only one.” I have altered the ad at the upper right of this post to avoid listing its website but as you can see God...
  • 96 Year Old Makes Billboard History

    09/21/2013 1:00:29 PM PDT · by madison10 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/2013 | Fred Stobaugh
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2684115743001/96-year-old-widower-makes-billboard-chart-history/
  • Nuns top Billboard classical music chart

    09/09/2013 5:57:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Sisters record album as outreach to God Video only at linky
  • WV:Assault weapon-wielding supporters rally for suspended Gilberton chief

    08/31/2013 2:15:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    mcall.com ^ | 25 August, 2013 | Jacob Seibel
    An anti-gun organization doesn't believe a 30-day suspension is adequate punishment for Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler, so it invested in a "Fire Kessler" billboard near Route 61. But on Saturday, less than a week after the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence paid for the billboard, a group of about 40 gun-toting Kessler supporters, some wielding assault weapons, rallied in front of the billboard. There, they shouted their own message: "Go f--- yourself." Kessler said the rally was "an act of civil disobedience, a peaceful act." "They're anti-gun. We're pro-gun. I have the right to do and say...
  • "Try God" Billboard Vandalized

    08/27/2013 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    A billboard located along the heavily-trafficked Massachusetts Turnpike, advertising a Catholic radio station was reportedly vandalized. According to the manager of the talk show promoted on the billboard, listeners called into report that the billboard was altered from "Try God" to "Try God, the Other WHITE Meat."
  • ‘Suction so powerful, it’s scary’: company advertises vacuum - on billboard outside abortion clinic

    06/01/2013 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Andrew Smith, LifeSiteNews Australian correspondent
    BRISBANE, Australia, May 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Australian pro-life leader Teresa Martin saw something she never expected to see when she drove past the Marie Stopes facility at Bowen Hills in Brisbane. “We were stunned at the billboard,". The billboard, advertizing Miele Australia vacuum cleaners, reads, "Suction so powerful it's scary." The inadvertent placement of advertising for vacuum cleaners on the side of an abortion clinic was part of a national advertising campaign for Miele Australia. Miele told LifeSiteNews.com the company sought removal of their advertising from the billboard the moment they became aware of its location. LifeSiteNews contacted Marie...
  • J.C. Penney places huge billboard .... for kettle 'that looks just like Hitler'

    05/28/2013 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    mail online ^ | Suzannah Hills
    FULL TITLE: World war brew: J.C. Penney places huge billboard advert over Interstate Highway for kettle 'that looks just like Hitler' Retailer J.C. Penney may want to rethink the design of their new kettle after a string of customers complained it looks remarkably like Hitler. The retailer advertised the new kettle - which is exclusively available in its stores - on a huge billboard over the 405 Interstate Highway in southern California. But rather than being tempted into buying new kitchen equipment, commuters driving along the route near Culver City found themselves instantly reminded of the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler....
  • Native Americans incensed over pro-gun rights billboard in Colorado (Great Billboard tho)

    04/30/2013 4:35:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 121 replies
    f/AP ^ | 4/30/2013
    Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some Colorado residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive. The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you." Matt Wells, an account executive with Lamar Advertising in Denver, said Monday that a group of local residents purchased the space. "They have asked to remain anonymous," he said. He also refused to disclose the cost but said...
  • 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    01/09/2013 9:08:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Billboard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Keith Caulfield
    The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 92,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" album opened atop the April 7, 2012, list. The last musical film soundtrack to the lead the chart was the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" album on May 2, 2009. The last stage musical-turned-movie musical whose companion album reached No. 1 was "Mamma Mia!" in 2008. "Les Miserables" declined 32% in sales in the week ending Jan. 6, but that didn't prevent it from...
  • Vote fraud billboards

    10/19/2012 11:37:20 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 23 replies
    Self | 10/19/12 | Self
    These billboards are going up around the country. Someone is doing the right thing!
  • Billboard o' the Month!

    08/30/2012 5:15:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Spotted in Minnesota... The outfit behind this and other snarky, similarly-themed roadside billboards -Minnesota-based 'Action4Liberty'- is a grass-roots citizens group that set-up a webpage on which to take donations, and is just buying ads with whatever comes-in. Seven stated goals of the organization: free marketslimited government reduced government spending lower taxes voter integrity term limits restoring America's founding principles Sounds good to me! Other gems from Action4Liberty (note 'vote CONSERVATIVE' messaging, rather than merely 'Republican')... I like the one with the piggy face-down in the drink~ h/t Roberto
  • Complaints cause atheist-funded billboards in North Carolina to come down

    08/25/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 25, 2012
    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.
  • Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politics

    Charlotte billboards will rip religion, politicsModified: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 TAMPA, Fla. A prominent atheist group is using next month’s Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates’ religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte. “Our political system … depends too much on religion and not enough on substance,” said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. “Religion is silly and religion has components that are inherently divisive. … There is no place for any of that in the political system.” The billboards go up Monday and will stay up for a month at a cost...
  • Spotted Along I-35

    08/14/2012 12:51:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 14, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Robert
  • Offensive Billboard Compares Obama to Aurora Shooter

    08/03/2012 7:52:47 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 13 replies
    Mediaita.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    An electronic billboard in Idaho comparing President Barack Obama to alleged mass murderer James Holmes is causing a firestorm of controversy. The billboard links the President’s policies to the results of a rampage that the 24-year-old Holmes is accused of engaging in last week in which he killed 12 people and injured scores more. The billboard shows images of both Holmes and Obama. Under Holmes’ picture, the billboard notes, ‘Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle – everyone freaks out.” Under Obama’s image, the billboard reads, “kills thousands with his foreign policy – wins Nobel Peace Prize.” The billboard...
  • Does billboard comparing Obama to alleged shooter go too far?

    07/28/2012 4:53:35 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 26 replies
    KBOI channel 12 ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | KBOI Web Staff
    CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - A Caldwell billboard is raising questions in the Treasure Valley as it compares President Obama to accused Colorado killer, James Holmes. The billboard on Franklin Road equates the actions of the president's foreign policies to the acts of Holmes, who's suspected of killing 12 people in the theater shooting. The group that owns the board, The Ralph Smeed Foundation, says it wants to draw attention to military men and women dying overseas.
  • A New Billboard Sign Seen Out and About ...

    03/18/2012 7:58:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Unsourced e-mail | March 18, 2012 | Unsourced e-mail
  • New SION/AFDI billboard counters Islamic supremacist whitewash of Sharia

    02/09/2012 12:14:25 PM PST · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    .jihadwatch.org ^ | 2-9-12 | Robert Spencer
    A patriotic organization is launching a billboard campaign intended to undermine the efforts to advertise and promote Shariah, the Islamic law that calls for beheadings, executions and amputations, across America. The group, Stop Islamization of Nations, is buying ad space for a billboard calling on people to learn the dark side of Shariah law. The effort’s leader, Pamela Geller, says her group, has one real purpose – to counter the impact of the pro-Shariah billboard campaign of the Islamic Circle or North America, an alleged Muslim Brotherhood front organization. “ICNA is a Muslim Brotherhood group, according to a captured internal...
  • Anti-Obama sign in Uptown neighborhood draws controversy

    09/29/2011 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 30 replies
    Eyewitness News - WWLTV ^ | 9/28/2011 | Maya Rodriguez
    "There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown neighborhood. On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets, looking at several signs depicting President Barack Obama as either a dunce, a puppet or a crying baby in a diaper."
  • Alabama Billboard Hopes to Reach Potential Idiots Before 2012 Election (hee hee hee)

    09/27/2011 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2011 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    A billboard Athens, Alabama reaches out to potential idiots. WHNT reported: The corner of Capshaw and East Limestone Road hardly qualifies as a bustling intersection, but a nearby billboard has been getting the area attention. The billboard reads, “If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. Thank you . . . Concerned Citizens of America.” But they aren’t the only citizens that are concerned. Local resident Lee Daniels says, “To make the statement that a vote for 2012 to prove...
  • This says it all! (vanity)

    08/08/2011 5:21:16 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 21 replies
    Me | 8/8/2011 | Myself
    Saw this billboard today just north of Belen, NM on I-25. Both the front and back of this business's reader board had the same setup. I think this billboard/reader board says exactly when a LOT of people in this country are thinking.
  • Australian Muslim billboard campaign angers Christians

    06/05/2011 11:21:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/5/11 | staff
    Advertisement by group Mypeace, reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," labeled by Catholic bishop "a direct assault on Christian beliefs." A billboard campaign in Australia launched by a Muslim group in the country caused outrage among some of Sydney's Christians, upset by advertisements reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," the London Daily Mail reported on Saturday. One Catholic bishop said that the posters were a "direct assault on Christian beliefs." The group, called Mypeace, claims that the campaign was made to encourage awareness about Islam, and correct some misconceptions the public may have regarding the religion. The group said the...
  • Pastor defends billboard message

    04/04/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    upi ^ | April 3, 2011
    TAVARES, Fla. - The pastor of a Florida house of worship called Saturday Night Live Church says its billboard reading "Scumbags Welcome!" is in keeping with Jesus' preaching. Pastor Moses Robbins said his church's message isn't intended as a put down for a societal fringe that includes addicts, thieves and others who don't feel at home in a traditional church setting, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. "Our hope was that we would fill up the building, bring new people to the cross and Jesus," Robbins, 42, said. The non-denominational church holds services in the activity center of the First United...
  • Sharpton and Obama Ignore Planned Parenthood's Racist Underbelly

    02/28/2011 3:45:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 28, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans
    Reverend Al Sharpton called a press conference this past week to denounce an anti-abortion billboard overlooking New York City's Soho district. The sign depicting a young black girl read "The Most Dangerous Place for an African-American is in the Womb." Sharpton's spokesman characterized the message as "classic racial profiling." The pro-life non-profits responsible for the billboard positioned it in close proximity to three Planned Parenthood facilities who reported performing 17,000 abortions between them for the year 2010. Sharpton's charge of racial profiling prompted Lifealways to remove the sign before the Friday press conference. The fact that for every 1000 African-American...
  • First Amendment flameout

    02/26/2011 2:40:23 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 26, 2011 | Editorial
    Free speech is about the honest ex change of ideas, a fundamental principle of liberal democracy. So why are allegedly liberal city Democrats seeking to silence speech? On Thursday, after a 48-hour full-court press from the legislative and political establishment, a Soho anti-abortion billboard ad was taken down. The ad's text, by a picture of a young black girl, read, "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb," with a Web site for more info. Sure, the rhetoric is provocative. But facts are indeed stubborn things. * African-Americans make up 13 percent of the US population --...
  • Mother of girl featured in shocking anti-abortion billboard is outraged by ad: 'I want an apology'

    02/25/2011 5:59:27 AM PST · by thefactor · 63 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/25/11 | Erin Einhorn AND Rich Schapiro
    A controversial billboard in SoHo equating abortion among black women with genocide was yanked Thursday night. Bowing to heavy pressure, Lamar Advertising Co. agreed to pull the ad above Sixth Ave. and Watts St., which featured a picture of a young black girl below the message, "The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb." The shocking billboard blind-sided New Jersey mom Tricia Fraser, who was furious that her 6-year-old daughter, Anissa, was featured in the anti-abortion group Life Always's ad. "I want an apology," Fraser, 36, told the Daily News. "I'm happy that it's [being taken down],...
  • Billboard Focused On African-American Abortions Being Taken Dow

    02/24/2011 8:43:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2011 | ordana Ossad
    Billboard Focused On African-American Abortions Being Taken Down By Jordana Ossad, CNN February 24, 2011 The billboard is roughly half a mile from a Planned Parenthood facility in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. Billboard on African-American abortion rates put up over Soho restaurant It read: "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb" Lamar Advertising said it's being taken down for public safety reasons New York (CNN) -- A New York billboard that focused exclusively on African-American abortion rates is being taken down because of concerns for public safety, said Hal Kilshaw, spokesperson for Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising, on Thursday....
  • Controversial anti-abortion billboard to be taken down

    02/24/2011 7:38:31 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | CATHY BURKE
    An inflammatory anti-abortion ad equating abortion by black women with genocide will be taken down from a Manhattan billboard, officials said today. The controversial advertisement — posted on a billboard at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street and sponsored by pro-life groups Life Always and thatsabortion.com — features a pensive little girl beneath the startling message: "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." The Rev. Al Sharpton and Planned Parenthood groups, which had blasted the ad as a racist attack against a woman’s right to choose, applauded the decision to yank the message. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/controversial_anti_abortion_billboard_ZJHmINa3AoOpnF8w8qxyLI#ixzz1EwD44Hsa
  • "I am Gay" billboards ignite controversy among African Americans

    01/17/2011 9:16:16 AM PST · by scottjewell · 69 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Paul Nelson
    The colorful attention-grabbing billboards of gay black men in a church and on the basketball court are creating a firestorm of controversy on an issue that continues to drive a wedge in segments of the African-American community. City Councilman Joseph Allen said Friday that he came in for both scorn and support after publicly expressing his displeasure this week that the billboards send the wrong message to impressionable youngsters, particularly those being raised by single mothers who may not have positive male role models. "This kind of billboard is putting the stamp of approval on a gay lifestyle," said Allen,...
  • Rush Limbaugh's 'Straight Shooter' Tucson Billboard Is Removed

    01/13/2011 1:58:58 PM PST · by rface · 26 replies
    AOL News ^ | 1.13.11 | Elliot Olshansky
    . Even gun metaphors need a rest now and again. In the wake of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting at an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been emphatic in his assertion that he and other right-wing political figures in no way contributed to the mindset of suspected gunman Jared Loughner. But an unfortunate billboard advertising Limbaugh's show has given his critics some ammunition of their own. photograph was circulated early this morning of the Tucson billboard, which was located along Interstate 10, just five miles from the Safeway store where a gunman killed...
  • "War" on Christmas, and other Assorted Seasonal Amusements...

    12/07/2010 9:25:23 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 10 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 12/7/2010 | RedNeckoBlogger
    December 7, Pearl Harbor day... so war (I 'spose) is appropriate subject matter. Among the news of the day, we have billboard ads about the nation purchased by atheists, dissing Christmas ("season for reason", as opposed to "Jesus, reason for the season"... clever those atheists). However, as an unabashed theist of the “born again Christian” variety... I find the atheist is a strange sort: he(she)often as part of their argument, rails against the "injustice" of God who does not exist, then (exclusively) claims to be of "rational and reasoned" mind! Try as I might, I can’t calculate their “math” (what...
  • Billboards Going Up Around Country Saying Jesus Coming May 2011 (Video)

    12/03/2010 6:55:50 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 48 replies
    HAP ^ | 12/3/10 | hap
    The group "We Can Know" says an analysis of scripture shows Jesus will come again May 21. The billboards are already up in other cities and will go up in the St. Louis area later this December. Billboards are going up in Atlanta, Bridgeport, Detroit; Fort Wayne, Kansas City,
  • Atheists' Billboard Calls Nativity a 'Myth'

    11/30/2010 12:44:20 PM PST · by Borges · 130 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/29/10
    <p>A group called the American Atheists has paid for a huge billboard on Route 495 outside the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., that is raising some eyebrows.</p> <p>The billboard shows a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching the Nativity, with the words: "You KNOW it's a Myth / This Season, Celebrate REASON!"</p>