Just in Time for the Holidays!
(MADISON, WIS.) The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics) and has many members in Georgia, is unveiling a new nontheistic billboard in the Atlanta area later this month.
The whimsical full-color 14x48-foot billboard message mimics a stained-glass window and suggests: "Imagine No Religion." The billboard includes the Freedom From Religion Foundation's name and its website, ffrf.org.
The Foundation placed its first billboard in Madison, Wis., in October, employing the same stained-glass motif but bearing the message: "Beware of Dogma."
"Our goal is to put up a freethinking billboard somewhere in every state," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, Foundation co-president.
"We are pleased to choose Georgia as the second state, thanks to enthusiastic response from area FFRF members and the Atlanta Freethought Society, who did the legwork and made contributions. With the Governor of Georgia appearing to mix up his job with that of 'preacher in chief,' we think it's important that the views of Georgia's many nonreligious citizens be advertised."
"We don't go to Mass, but we still want to reach the masses," adds Dan Barker, Foundation co-president. "Many of our members are offended by the ubiquitous 'Message from God' billboards, and want to promote reason on the roadsides."
The message will go up on Nov. 25 on a Lamar billboard and stay up through Dec. 25 on the West side of Peachtree Industrial Blvd, facing North, 1/2 mile north of the South Berkley Lake Road crossing in Norcross, Ga.
"We thank FFRF member David Driscoll for his help, and the wonderful people at the Atlanta Freethought Society who contributed generously toward this billboard display," Barker and Gaylor said.
Contact Annie Laurie Gaylor or Dan Barker at 608/256-8900. Local contacts: FFRF member David Driscoll: Cell Phone 703-628-9616; 770-418-9534 (evenings). FFRF Life Member Ed Buckner, officer of The Atlanta Freethought Society, 404-284-3478, ext.114.