Here’s the ad that atheists in Indiana wanted to put on buses:
I think it’s very uplifting. It says that morals are not synonymous with religious faith. It invites those who agree to check out the website.
The bus campaign folks submitted the proposed ad to Crosstown Communications (an advertising group) who forwarded the proposal to Bloomington Transit.
They said it was “too controversial.”Of course, that term is very vague. It’s likely this ad was rejected because it promoted atheism instead of Christianity.
Today, the ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit (PDF) on behalf of the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign requesting that the court “declare that [the] defendant’s advertising policy is unconstitutional” and “requiring defendant to display [the] plaintiff’s advertisement once the regular fee is paid.”
One way you can help the group out is by donating funds so they can get this ad on as many buses as possible. The more people who hear this message, the better.
(Thanks to Sarah for the link!)