Friday, October 26, 2012
Atheists Launch Billboard Targeting Romney’s Mormon Faith
But no comments on Omama's professions of Christianity
American Atheists (AA), a non-profit devoted to advancing a secular cause, has, once again, launched an anti-Mormon campaign.
The organization’s new billboard in southern Florida takes specific and pointed aim at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s faith. The message, which is intended to negatively frame The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, invokes both homosexuality and race. The billboard reads, “No Blacks Allowed. No Gays Allowed. Shame on Mormonism.”
Dale Jones, a spokesperson for the church, dismissed the ad in an email to CNN, writing, “This group seems not to know that there have been black members of the Church since our earliest history, and there are many faithful gay members of the Church today.”