The Tri-State Freethinkers (covering parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana) recently adopted a highway. That’s awesome in and of itself, but what makes this particular highway special is that it’s the entrance road to the Creation Museum 🙂 Specifically, it’s the road off the Petersburg Rd. exit, the main artery into Ken Ham‘s kingdom.
Their first cleanup was held over the weekend:
You could argue that the last highway you’d want to keep clean is the one leading into FictionLand… but there’s also a benefit to putting your name in front of all the people who are heading there, countering the claim stressed in the Creation Museum that you can’t be good without God.
Jim Helton, the American Atheist Regional Director in Kentucky, also offered these reasons for doing it:
First of all, Adopt-a-Highway is a great program. It is good for the environment & the community. Second, we picked a location which would be easy for volunteers to get to. Third, the signs have let people passing by that they are not alone and we have a presence in the area.
Plus, I would add, at least one organization is contributing something positive to the area.
(Pictures courtesy of John Welte. Thanks to Jim for the link!)