God and Slavery: Billboard Denouncing Both Gets Pulled
They attempted to challenge the bible but have been labeled racists instead
Less than 24 hours after being erected, a billboard paid for by two atheist groups was vandalized for featuring a slave with a metal collar around his neck.
American Atheists and the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers attempted to challenge the Keystone State legislators, who have claimed 2012 as the “Year of the Bible.” Quoting Colossians 3:22, which states “Slaves, obey your masters,” the billboard's imagery was left many now calling the atheist groups racist.
“I want to say that I’m truly sorry that many people have misunderstood this billboard,” said Pennsylvania Nonbelievers president Brian Fields.
“It was never our intention to use “race” as our message itself,” he said in a statement on their web site. “The point of our billboard was the bible is NOT holy or moral as promoted by the PA House of Representatives in the “Year of the Bible.”
The billboard was vandalized with the bottom portion of it ripped off. It was later taken down completely.
Racism or smart marketing? #SpeakOnIt