Vote “Atheists” for billboard of the year
Hemant Mehta, the “Friendly Atheist,” has launched a year-end poll in which readers can select their favorite ‘atheist billboard’ of the year. Making the final cut of 18 billboards is a billboard I submitted to the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in early 2012, on behalf of the NEPA Freethought Society, which was slated to be ‘the most inoffensive atheist bus ad ever.’
Unfortunately, the advertisement was rejected on grounds of it — according to COLTS — being “too controversial” and “an attack on religion.” Read a quick recap of the controversy surrounding the bus advertisement and browse this website for more information.
The NEPA Freethought Society still seeks to have the billboard displayed and hopes to take legal action (with some help) against COLTS. In the meantime, you can vote for this billboard as ‘atheist billboard of the year’ and the NEPA Freethought Society, if the billboard wins a plurality of votes, will be awarded $100.