An atheist organization known for being provocative plans to take that reputation to the next level this week by putting up seven billboards that call out prominent politicians and religious leaders.
American Atheists plans to target three Republican politicians: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former House Speak Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
The seven signs will go up around Dallas and Austin, Texas.
In one billboard, a picture of Palin is featured on the left, with a quote attributed to her. “We should create law based on the God of the Bible,” the quote reads. Underneath the graphic is a tag line “GO GODLESS INSTEAD.”
The billboard, however, misquotes Palin. In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Palin addressed the growth in American secularism by saying America’s founding fathers “would create law based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments,” not “should.”
Each of the billboards has a similar format and includes a pitch for the group’s 50th anniversary convention in Austin.
Santorum is condemned for when he told an Iowa crowd last November that, “our civil laws have to comport with a higher law: God’s law,” while Gingrich is criticized for a remark he made at a CNN debate on October 18, 2011, in Las Vegas. “How can I trust you with power if you don’t pray,” Gingrich posited.
Written By: Dan Mericacontinue to source article at religion.blogs.cnn.com