The atheist signs that have been going up around the country, over the last year or so, apparently are still bothering a lot of believers. Yes, that’s right … the very same people who think fondly of “Jesus Saves!” or “Repent!” signs, are outraged and incensed that those horrific atheists have dared put up signs of their own! How dare they!

The latest dust-up over atheist signs happened in Ft Lauderdale, FL, as reported by television station WSVN:

Residents want sign promoting atheism removed

Community residents are protesting a billboard they call offensive to Christians.

The recruitment billboard put up by the Florida Atheist and Secular Humanist Society stands just east of Interstate 95 on Sunrise Boulevard and 27th Avenue, next to a business owned by an African-American preacher. …

The sign states: “Being a good person doesn’t require God. Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone. www.FreeThoughFlorida.com.”

Ken Loukinen, President of FLASH, said he had no intention of offending anyone when he paid to put the sign up. …

But, business owners said, the sign has affected their income. Aavion McDonald works at the hair and beauty salon located right below the billboard. “There are people that come in here complaining about the sign,” he said, “and that’s not good for the business, and it’s not good for the neighborhood.”

As one can imagine, the believers’ sanctimonious antics have begun:

After seeing the billboard, Team of Life community activist Essie “Big Mama” Reed brought her students out to protest it Wednesday afternoon. “Nothing else matters, but that sign needs to come down. In the name of Jesus,” Big Mama chanted, as she led her students in protest.

Woops. Looks like Jesus hasn’t taken that horrible sign down, Big Mama. This avid believer didn’t merely chant about it … she went on to lie about the sign:

“I don’t know the reason for putting this sign up,” said Big Mama. “It says ‘Do not believe in God.'”

Uh, wrong. It does not instruct anyone not to believe in God, Big Mama. That you dislike the sign does not grant you license to lie about it.

Yet another shining example of lying liars for jesus. How he must love all these people who lie in his name.

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  • At first glance at such a sign, I would have to confess as a follower of Christ I was offended. But, since I have been in outdoor advertising for several years now, I have learned that if someone posts a billboard up that offends someone, they really have two real choices: Leave it alone until it runs its course and pay no attention to it or arrange to buy out that particular board's space and put up a replacement. The weanie attitude is when someone whines and cries and starts making awful comments in order to shame the poster responsible for erecting the sign to begin with. What I would like to know is, do those same people whine and cry when a fast food business advertises their artery-clogging french fries, or some macho dude drinking some Wild Turkey, or a sun-tanned girl in a bikini advertising a tanning salon or suntan lotion?

    • Re: "What I would like to know is, do those same people whine and cry when a fast food business advertises their artery-clogging french fries, or some macho dude drinking some Wild Turkey, or a sun-tanned girl in a bikini advertising a tanning salon or suntan lotion?"

      I have no idea, but I suspect that somewhere in the country, people have complained about signs for chains selling "artery-clogging french fries." There is an active "food police" movement in this country. Having served as a member of a municipal zoning authority, I've heard of lots of kinds of signs generating all kinds of complaints. By their nature, signs can bother people, sometimes without regard to their content. As far as I'm concerned the only ones that should be taken down are those that are obscene (and I can't recall ever seeing one), and that are somehow unsafe (such as blocking a sightline at an intersection or something like that).

      I like living in a free country where people are generally free to put up signs with whatever messages they want to convey. But maybe that's just me. Yes, even this insulting one, courtesy of a devout Christian: <img src="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/5/6566308_70169157ef_q.jpg&quot; width="150" height="150" alt="Attention Lunatic Atheists">