Chicago Atheist Group’s Billboard Stating “I Put My Faith in Science” Deemed Offensive, Moved to New Location December 23, 2014

Chicago Atheist Group’s Billboard Stating “I Put My Faith in Science” Deemed Offensive, Moved to New Location

Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Chicago chapter put up 11 billboards throughout the city. One of them, featuring local musician Alan Wagner, read “I put my faith in science.”

Apparently, that was so offensive to the people who own the space the billboard is on, that it’s been moved to a new location:

“It’s hard to believe someone would be that offended by a slogan that says ‘I put my faith in science,'” commented Tom Cara, director of the FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter.

For what it’s worth, a religious person could have made the exact same statement that’s on the billboard (even if you find it hypocritical)… which makes you wonder if the problem was the message or the messenger. It’s entirely possible, in fact, that the complaint was over FFRF advertising in that space and not the statement itself — not that that would make it okay.

Maybe it’s a good thing Clear Channel rejected my original slogan submission or that billboard would be moving all over the place…


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