South Carolina Atheist in the Media: Short, Simple, and Soundbyte-able

The local NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina interviewed Secular Coalition for America president Herb Silverman yesterday (though not about SCA).

It’s a short clip (just over one minute), but Herb does a great job of explaining why he and other members of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry are putting the following atheist billboard in their area:

billboard

It’s always tough to do media — even tougher when you’re edited into such short soundbytes. But I think Herb handles it well and gets his points across quickly.

The button he’s wearing is pretty spiffy, too :)

  • http://yangandcampion.googlepages.com Margaret Y.

    Absolutely first-rate. He was so calm and matter-of-fact. He is an excellent role model for me.

  • Skunque

    Of all the advertisement slogans, I like this one best.

  • Joanna

    I agree with Margaret Y. above…a very calm and reasonable approach. Inclusive message. Too bad it costs so much to advertise on billboards. But it is effective and non-threatening….just like Mr. Silverman appears to be!

  • Bart

    Did you notice the Freudian slip the reporter slipped into the article?

    The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry has spent thousands of dollars to have a billboard rasied by Interstate-26 with the question: “Do You Believe In God?“ “You Are Not Alone”
    The group says it has no intention of turning believers into non-believers with this campaign. Instead, they want those who do not believe in a supernatural being to know that there is a happy and welcoming community of other-like minded people.
    Brendan Clark talks with the co-founder and Vice-President of this group, Herb Silverman about this billboard.

    I think he misquoted the billboard there. A bit.

  • Chal

    Doesn’t that misquote effectively reverse the meaning?

  • http://mnatheists.org Bjorn Watland

    If anyone wants one of those spiffy buttons, email me at web(at)mnatheists.org and I’ll mail you one, so long as you promise to actually wear it in public.

  • http://www.rationalitynow.com Dan

    I love that billboard! I think we may need some of those in my area. :-)


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