A group of North Carolina atheists has launched an attack on God and Billy Graham with a billboard campaign that has some Christians calling it blasphemous.
The North Carolina Secular Association placed the billboard on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte. The message — “One Nation Indivisible.” The words “Under God” were omitted.
“We’re doing this to raise the consciousness of the people of North Carolina,” said William Warren, of Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics.
“There are atheists in North Carolina and we expect to be recognized and treated like everybody else,” he told the Charlotte Observer.
A half a dozen billboards have been placed across the state – but it’s the one erected on the road named after “America’s Pastor” that has folks upset.
Pastor Joe Chambers told FOX Charlotte the billboard is blasphemous and warned that the Almighty might not be all that happy with the signs.
“You can spit in His face, but you need to get ready for the results,” he told FOX.
Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, was also upset by the atheists. He told The State that the decision to put the billboards on the parkway was “at best, in poor taste, and, at worst, a disgrace.”
Warren said the decision to place a sign on Billy Graham Parkway was purely economic. “We get more bang for our buck there,” he said.
No comment from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.