American Atheists are starting a new billboard campaign to "publicly shame" people who have preached hate or theocracy. Thing is, they're running these ads in Texas...the same state that elected Rick Perry (a dominionist who thinks the US should be a theocracy, not a democracy). Is the message going to be lost on people who consistently vote for politicians who want bible-based laws in the US?
They're running the ads in Texas because they have a convention coming up there. I'm just not sure how many people will read those quotes and not think "damn right" rather than "that's illegal".Answer Question
Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:54 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 3:55 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:55 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
I'm just not sure how many people will read those quotes and not think "damn right" rather than "that's illegal".
That's what I thought when I read them.
Not sure how effective that kind of thing is...probably not very
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:58 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 4:05 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by tnm786 at 4:09 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by anime_mom619 at 4:21 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 5:06 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
It might be enough to trigger something in those who are opposed to this marriage of religion and government, and I know of quite a few people in Texas who have functioning brain cells who might see the wrongness portrayed in the billboard.
I'm not sure if it will have a positive effect, but what would be the sense of posting it in areas where the majority would agree with the message? Wouldn't that be "preaching to the choir"?
I have no strong feelings about the billboard either way. I appreciate and agree with the message, and I don't know if there's a better way of getting it out, but I doubt it will have any major effect on the general population of that great state.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:37 PM on Mar. 3, 2013
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