Remember how the Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason started an advertising campaign called “Our Families Are Great Without Religion”?
Remember how they wanted to place this ad in movie theaters to run before the showing of films?
Remember how the Green Oaks Movie Tavern in Arlington said they *would not* run the ad?
Remember how the Angelika Film Center in Plano stepped in and said they *would* run the ad?
Now, they’ve changed their mind due to complaints from Christians. Because I guess the sight of happy, diverse atheist families is too much for some of them to bear…
DFW-CoR coordinator Zach Moore writes:
I’ve just been called by a rep for the Angelika Plano, and it seems that in the face of complaints from Christian customers, they’re canceling our contract. Please direct your complaints to 972-943-1300 and ask for the manager!
Yes to that. Please call them and find out what’s going on and why the theater is caving in to the baseless complaints. (Honestly, what’s so offensive about that ad?!)
***Update***: Zach adds in an email:
Unlike the Movie Tavern, the Angelika isn’t making any claim to having a policy against religious advertising. In fact, my understanding is that they currently allow area churches to advertise in the very theater for which we were under contract. They simply caved to the anti-atheist bigotry, plain and simple.
***Update 2***: Reader plutoanimus adds:
I just spoke the the manager of the Angelika Film Center, and he said the decision was made at the corporate level.
He gave me the following number for voicing complaints… (213) 235-2222.
The corporate offices may be closed until Monday, just FYI.