… Lamar Advertising has replaced it with a different billboard altogether:
Overnight, someone removed part of the sign, probably with a knife, said Andrew Rebuck, general manager of the Lamar Advertising office in Lemoyne. The company put up a different image at 8 a.m. Wednesday, he said.
Brian Fields, the president of the PA Nonbelievers, tells me American Atheists will reimburse them $650. (The total cost for the billboard was $1300, which was split between the two groups.)
To my shock, Lamar Advertising offered to reimburse American Atheists for the full cost of the billboard, but the money was declined. Not sure why… maybe AA wants Lamar to “owe” them a billboard-to-be-named-later. (***Update on 3/10/12***: I’ve been told by AA reps that this information regarding refunds is incorrect. I’ll fix it when I know more details.)
Fields added that the PA Nonbelievers have plans to put up another billboard (on their own) within the next couple of weeks.
It won’t use the slavery theme.