You may recall a post I did last week on the efforts of Atheist/Humanist organizations to “reach-out” to the public. Well, the public, it seems, is not interested. The article below is reposted from Laist.com, but I also recommend wandering over to read the comments at Dawkins site where it is also reposted.
A billboard in Rancho Cucamonga asking viewers to “imagine no religion” was taken down this week after residents and the city complained about its message. The Freedom From Religion Foundation advertisement was first installed last week causing local conversation and complaints. The pressure quickly built up and the General Outdoor sign company took it down.
The foundation’s co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor was not so happy, as expressed in a statement they sent out: “Are religionists so thin-skinned they must squelch free debate? One small freethought billboard in the immense state of California is such a threat to insecure religious egos that it must be censored? With local freethinkers’ help, the Freedom From Religion Foundation would love to plaster the valley with our message. Let’s fight back!”