11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Chicago chapter just put up 11 billboards throughout the city urging other atheists to come out of the closet (and I’m on one of them):

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

11 Incredible Atheist Billboards Just Went Up in Chicago

“Research shows that atheists and other nonbelievers remain at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to social acceptance. One reason for that is that even though at least 20% of the population today is nonreligious in the United States, many Americans have never knowingly met an atheist,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president. “We’re trying to change that.”

I’ve said it before, but I can’t stress how much I love this campaign. Putting real, local atheists on the billboards with their own positive messages and smiling faces is powerful — and a complete stereotype-buster.

You can get a full list of their locations here.

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