According to WSVN-TV, the Florida Atheist and Secular Humanist Society (FLASH) has erected a billboard just off of Route 95 in Ft. Lauderdale which reads "Being a good person doesn't require God. Don't believe in God? You're not alone. www.FreeThoughtFlorida.com."
Apparently some residents of the area are unhappy with the sign and want it taken down because it’s “offensive to Christians.” Protesters cite two main problems with the sign: it’s right next to a business owned by born again Christians and it’s in the middle of an African-American community.
I say, remember Freedom of Speech? Christians are fast enough to raise the Freedom of Speech issue when they want access to public facilities for religious functions. Well, this is Freedom of Speech too. I don’t see how the billboard being near a born again Christian store makes a damn bit of difference.
As for it being in an African-American community, allow me to remind those folks that they were happy enough to have the support of free thinkers during the Civil Rights movement but now they’d like to restrict the Freedom of Speech of Atheists and the equal rights of gays.
Tell you what, next time those good ol’ boys come by with a rope; you’re on your own. FLASH intends to keep the billboard up for four weeks. I say more power to them.