November 17, 2009

Christian Compassion in the Buckeye State

Apparently "turn the other cheek" and "do unto others" are very situational suggestions. It's AMAZING how a simple phrase like "don't believe in god? You are not alone" can cause Christians to froth at the mouth and go into attack mode. If you REALLY TRULY believed....would a simple billboard with a simple statement really be that big a bother to you?

Godless Billboard Moved After Threats

CINCINNATI -- In the wake of multiple, significant threats, the downtown billboard that says “Don’t Believe In God? You are not alone” came down early Thursday morning.

The billboard had gone up Tuesday afternoon at Reading Road and 12th Street, one block south of Liberty Street and it is being moved to a new site Thursday at the Sixth Street Viaduct.

The group that funded the billboard, the United Coalition of Reason, was contacted by Lamar Advertising of Cincinnati. Lamar reported that the landowner of the site had been threatened over the billboard's message and wanted it taken down.

"We weren't given the landowner's identity or precise details," reported Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason. "Nor did we pursue them. It was sufficient to learn that multiple, significant threats had been received and that Lamar would act quickly to alleviate the problem. Lamar was most apologetic to us regarding the situation. It was a development they hadn't expected. Nor had we. Nothing like this has ever happened to us before."

Full story here.

2 comments:

ben said...

MediaCurves.com conducted a study among 332 viewers of a news clip regarding laws in Europe that prevent teenagers from using indoor tanning beds. Results found that the majority of viewers who use tanning beds (64%) will tan indoors less after watching the video. After seeing the video, an overwhelming majority of viewers (87%) thought that there should be laws restricting teenagers under 18 from using indoor tanning beds.
More in depth results can be seen at:
http://www.mediacurves.com/Religion/J7632-AtheistBillboard/Index.cfm
Thanks,
Ben

a rose is a rose said...

yeah, good ol' christian (but you can substitute MOST any religion) values! do unto others and all