Matt Jordan, the [Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason’s] spokesman, says the billboard is not meant to offend people of faith. He says it is to reach out to like-minded folks to let them know that they are not alone and that there is a community out there for them.
One comment thread in an article is packed with idiotic comments about the harmless message, but that’s not stopping groups members from making their presence known.
Over the weekend, they marched in the Religious Freedom Day Parade:
As one United Coalition for Reason organizer told me:
… the group was originally going to march with a banner modeled after their billboard. But the parade organizers said “no slogans, just organizational names.” So I provided them with [a] generic “Coalition of Reason” banner. They thus rallied their roughly 20 marchers with the banner modeled after their billboard, then flipped it around to show the generic banner during the parade itself… they had a better turnout than the Unitarians they marched next to, and as good a turnout as any of the other groups.
It’s a strong start to a new coalition. If you’d like to join any of the current groups making it up, you can find out more about them here.