[StBernard] Atheist Billboards Placed Across New Orleans

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Aug 18 07:51:35 EDT 2010

I'd like to know if ANY of these kooks consider themselves to be
conservatives? Betcha a nickel there's not one in the group....all
socialists and communists. This means they want to tear down the very
foundation our nation is built upon. The most effective way for them to
achieve that is to discredit religion, which then leads to our a
discreditation of our founders since the principles of "individual" rights
(and not "collective" rights) which lies as the cornerstone of the U.S.
Constitution. Remove God and the concept that "rights" are endowed by our
creator and it's then an easy hop and skip for the socialist/communists to
destroy the constitutional foundation of this country.

So, it comes as no surprise these socialist/progressive kooks attack

John Scurich

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Atheist Billboards Placed Across New Orleans Campaign One Of Several
Targeting Southern U.S.

A national atheist organization is taking its message to the streets of New
Orleans with a campaign that is likely to both turn heads and raise some

The first of five billboards went up at Canal and Rampart streets Tuesday
morning. It reads: "Imagine No Religion."

The line, reminiscent of a song by the late John Lennon, is embossed in a
stained glass motif resembling that of a cathedral.

The 48-foot-wide billboard is the largest of the signs placed around the
city. The other billboards offer different anti-religion messages, such as
"In Reason We Trust" and a quote from the atheist actress Butterfly McQueen,
comparing religion to slavery.

"We are trying to reach out to free thinkers in the South," said Dan Barker,
co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. "Just as there are
indeed atheists in foxholes, there are many nonbelievers in the so-called
Bible Belt."

Barker's group plans to keep the New Orleans billboards in place for about a
month. A larger effort is planned for Atlanta and Louisville in the near

Signs went up in the Tampa Bay area last week.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is based in Wisconsin and claims to
have 16,000 members. It began its roadside campaign in 2007, but this is the
first time it has bought ad space in Louisiana.

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