The United Coalition of Reason put up a billboard in Morgantown, West Virginia this week!
Why is it important?
Here in West Virginia, it seems like everyone must be traditionally religious. People wear crosses around their necks and churches seem to be on every corner. But there are godless people scattered about. When I first moved here I felt like I had to hide my lack of faith in the closet. It was oppressive, and still can be at gatherings or over the holidays.
“We want the public to see that atheists and agnostics are part of the community, just as the faithful are… We have the same compassionate values and, in most other ways, are just like them. We are hard-working, tax-paying, moral citizens who care deeply about family, community, state and nation.”
Hopefully, other scattered WV atheists will notice the billboard and find a way to meet like-minded people. And WV theists will discover atheists aren’t as scary as they may have thought.