The national advocacy group In God We Trust today pledged to fight any attempt to place a controversial atheist sign in Washington, D.C. The sign attacks religion and that is now on display in Olympia, Washington, Madison, Wisconsin and Springfield, Illinois.
The sign from the anti-religion Freedom from Religion Foundation reads:
"At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail.There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.There is only our natural world.Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
"This new attack on the faith is an insult and In God We Trust will oppose any effort to place these signs in any state capitol or in any government location in Washington, D.C.," promises Bishop Council Nedd, In God We Trust's chairman. "These signs having nothing in common with a menorah, a nativity scene or a Christmas tree. The message of these ads is one of hate and division. They are yet another attempt by anti-religious bigots to denigrate faith and equate a belief in God with enslavement and to ridicule the vast majority of Americans who believe in God."
"Why do these zealots have the right to post signs on public property attacking their countrymen?" Nedd asks. "Would anyone stand for an equally hate-filled message being posted by the Klan on Martin Luther King's Birthday? Of course not. Yet that is exactly what these atheist bigots want. And their next step will be to demand one of these signs be posted on the National Mall in Washington, DC."
Nedd announced today that he is launching a national effort to preempt the posting of any more of these signs. The organization is mobilizing its 60,000 supporters to lobby their Governors and representatives in Washington urging them stop the atheist advertising effort.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation's sign campaign is supposed to represent the group's response to the traditional display of Christmas themed displays on government property. However, the campaign is part of a national effort by the atheist group to denigrate the Christmas holiday and intimidate the American people in censoring their own religious views.
In a recent CNN interview FfRF President Dan Barker declared, ""People have been celebrating the winter solstice long before Christmas. We see Christianity as the intruder, trying to steal the holiday from all of us humans."