Support for the Iowa Atheist Bus Campaign

The Iowa atheist bus ad will be going back up later this week. (Woo!) Not surprising (to me, anyway), the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers have a *lot* of people on their side. Check out the emails they received after all the publicity — some against them and many more for them. Even better is this [Read More…]

Iowa Atheist Bus Ads To Go Back Up!

I’m at the Secular Student Alliance conference right now, and I have no real Internet access (thanks, iPhone!), but I did want to mention this: The atheist bus ads will go back up in Iowa! It’ll be the original version, so kudos to the Iowans for not budging on that: “By honoring the freedoms protected [Read More…]

Iowa Atheist Ad to Be Put Back on Buses?

Well, that was a quick turnaround. First, this Iowa atheist ad went up on 20 buses in Des Moines: A couple days ago, we found out the ad would be taken down. The reason? Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) advertising director Kirstin Baer-Harding wasn’t sure. She said that the ads never should’ve been [Read More…]

Christians: Do You Defend Your Own Freedom?

Richard Wade here. I’ve spent a long time on this blog trying to have and to promote respectful dialogues with the many Christians who visit. Many of you have expressed your appreciation of my courteous approach. I now want to spend some of that “social capital” by respectfully issuing you a challenge, and by making [Read More…]

Why Were the Atheist Bus Ads in Iowa Taken Down?

Just the other day, I mentioned that the following bus ad was placed on 20 buses in Des Moines, Iowa: It was timed perfectly so that the ads would run while the Iowa state fair was in progress. I know what you’re thinking: That’s offensive! How dare they put an ad on buses that doesn’t [Read More…]