North Carolina Billboards say: Nonbelievers are Americans, too

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A new billboard is going up in Raleigh and five other North Carolina cities with a seemingly innocuous slogan superimposedon an image of the American flag: "OneNation Indivisible."

It's what the slogan doesn't say that may bother some people.

Since 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance has split those three words to include two others: "under God."

But this billboard was paid for by N.C. Secular Association, a coalition of nonbelievers and agnostics. Their message: We're Americans, too.

Read it all.

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Posted June 24, 2010 at 9:29 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Chris Molter wrote:

We’re Americans, too.

well, then, by definition, you’re “under God”, too.  wink

June 24, 11:47 am | [comment link]
2. AnglicanViaKenya wrote:

This reminded me of a 2006 Stephen Colbert clip
“The De-Deification of the American Faithscape where Stephen goes after the eight percent of Americans who don’t believe in God (3:05)”
(Sorry- I don’t have the expertise to remove the advertisment that sometimes start before the clip starts.)

June 24, 12:28 pm | [comment link]
3. Timothy Fountain wrote:

Sure, I’m good with this display - as long as they will stop suing people to remove Bibles from desks, crosses from neckchains, etc.  Dump the lame idea that the Constitution creates and expectation that you’ll never, ever be in presence of religious people, and you can keep your lil’ billboard campaign.

June 24, 1:30 pm | [comment link]
4. azusa wrote:

.. room to spraypaint on that sign ....- just sayin’...

June 24, 1:51 pm | [comment link]
5. Larry Morse wrote:

Oh, fair enough I suppose, but there is a level and persistence with a self righteous minority that grows tiresome very quickly. There is something contemptible about a minority using its technical status tp score cultural points in order to magnify its own agenda..  Larry

June 24, 2:13 pm | [comment link]
6. Dilbertnomore wrote:

I’ll go to my church and the athiests can go to their whatever it is.

June 25, 6:18 am | [comment link]
7. azusa wrote:

It’s called a ch_ _ ch.

June 25, 1:25 pm | [comment link]
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