‘Don’t believe in God?’ atheist billboard in Tennessee coming down after property owner complains
A billboard paid for by a Tennessee atheist organization is coming down on Monday, just five days after it went up, because the owner of the property where the billboard is posted complained, reports the Friendly Atheist blog.
Last week, the Rationalists of East Tennessee saw a billboard reading, “Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone.” go up in Knoxville.
The message drew few complaints. A pastor from a church across the street said, “We’re very strong supporters of freedom of speech.” But the property where the billboard is stationed is less pleased and requested it be removed.
The billboard was supposed to stay up for 30 days.
According to the RET, the sign will be moved to another, as yet undetermined, location.
It’s not the first time the group has had trouble with advertising.
“The RET board has tried to put it up one time before, but they failed. They weren’t able to get cooperation from the advertiser at the time,” the group’s president, Larry Rhoades, told a local media outlet.