In order to promote their new Secular Together program — kind of like a godless church service — some members of the Triangle Freethought Society in Raleigh, North Carolina visited a highway bridge on Friday with banners in hand:
While they got a lot of honks (which I assume means approval in this case), someone must have called the cops on them because one came by, helped them roll up their banners, and asked them to leave. The atheists are coming back, with permit in hand, later this week.
Two quick thoughts about that:
1) I can’t decide if that form of activism is helpful or harmful. I was driving in Chicago a couple of weeks ago and saw a pro-life group do something similar. I ignored it, but not before thinking to myself, “Well, that’s annoying.” Then again, there’s a big difference between condemning people for a personal decision saying, “Come join us! We’re good people, too!”