Anyone else surprised it took this long to get atheist billboards up in Nevada?
In any case, the Reno Coalition of Reason now has its own signs:
… and this marks the least offensive thing seen in Nevada today.
The largest of the two, 12 by 44 feet in size, is on U.S. Hwy 395 South, one mile south of Mt. Rose Junction (Towne Drive), and the other, 12 by 25 feet, is on I-80 West (west of Robb Drive). Both boards are illuminated at night and on the left side of the road. The ads will remain up for four weeks. The billboards have been placed by the Reno Coalition of Reason (Reno CoR) with $6,436.00 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason (United CoR).
Reaching out to the like-minded isn’t the only goal of the coalition: “We hope that folks will realize that we are a regular part of the community,” said Edwin Lyngar, coordinator of the Reno Coalition of Reason. “People like us live throughout Nevada. We’re your friends and family, coworkers and neighbors. We might even be someone sitting in the pew with you at church.”
Reno CoR will also be marching in the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City on Saturday,
Will there be any controversy about the billboards? It’s easy to say no, but just about any suggestion that atheists exist and can be good is enough to rattle Christian sensibilities these days…