Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas thinks in the wake of the controversial campaign, the T should get rid of all religious ads.
“We have requested and asked that the T would review and revisit the policy and have it changed,” said Rev. Julius Jackson.
A second group of ministers aligned with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference threatened to organize a boycott if the signs are allowed.
They seem serious… What on earth did the ads say that made them this angry?
WHAT?! Atheists are claiming to be good?! No no no no no. We can’t have that! How dare anyone suggest my bigotry is misplaced?!
Just watch the preachers talk about how they refuse to ride the buses:
As one commenter on the news site put it, “how much more diplomatic can you get than ‘Millions of Americans are Good without God’?”
The Transit Authority is always free to ban all religion/non-religious advertising, but there’s no reason to do it when the message is a positive one and doesn’t denigrate another group. It’s a smart business decision to keep them going. The Christians can always use some of that tithing money to pay for their own counter-campaign 🙂
… in addition to the anti-God ads, two ads from other religious organizations are schedule to begin running within the next two weeks, including one that has the message “Jesus is the reason for the season.”
WHAT?! NO! I WILL NOT RIDE A BUS THAT SAY JESUS IS THE REA—no, that’s ridiculous. If I were in Fort Worth, I’d just ignore that ad. That’s what sane, rational people do about things like this.
In the meantime, the United Coalition of Reason, which spent just over $2,500 to pay for the ads on four buses for a month, is getting more publicity than it perhaps ever imagined.
“I’m just real surprised that it’s drawn this much attention. It’s just a statement of what we believe,” said Terry McDonald, the coalition’s head.
I love calm and relaxed McDonald is in that video. Like it’s shocking to him that anyone could be upset by the Dallas – Forth Worth Coalition of Reason‘s ad 🙂 He made a great point that needs to be repeated:
Christians don’t stop advertising during Ramadan or Yom Kippur, so why should we have to walk on eggshells in December?