Atheist ads on Fort Worth buses causing uproar
POSTED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 6:29pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 1:02am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Some ministers are calling for a
boycott of Fort Worth city buses over ads carrying an atheist
That's despite the fact that religious groups also can buy
advertising space on buses -- just as colleges, museums and sports
teams have done.
But the Rev. Kyev Tatum says residents shouldn't ride the buses
-- and churches shouldn't buy Christian ads -- because the Fort
Worth Transportation Authority has put profit over principle.
The ads saying "Millions of Americans are Good Without God"
are scheduled to start next week and run for 30 days on the sides
of four buses.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Dallas-Fort Worth
Coalition of Reason paid about $2,480 for the signs and is
targeting people who may feel left out during the holidays.
Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
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