Billboard company: You can question God, not Obama

ClearChannel banned 'birth certificate' message, welcomes atheists national outdoor ad campaignPosted: March 03, 2011 10:20 pm Eastern

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WASHINGTON – For Clear Channel Communications, one of the largest media conglomerates in the U.S., it's apparently OK to question God on billboards going up around the country, but not OK to question Barack Obama.

That's the observation of WND's Joseph Farah, the force behind a 2-year-old billboard campaign that doesn't even mention Obama's name, but merely asks, "Where's the birth certificate?" While ClearChannel refused to run those ads, along with two other major outdoor advertising companies, Lamar and CBS, ClearChannel is making its inventory of billboards available to the overtly anti-God humanist Center for Inquiry's "Living Without Religion" campaign kicking off this week in Indianapolis, Houston and other major cities.

"Ironic, isn't it, that in the United States of America, the country that invented the First Amendment as a means of limiting government's power over the people, that major media corporations would be timid about popular advertising that might appear critical of a certain government official while having no qualms about unpopular advertising that belittles the role of God?" asked Farah regarding what appears to him as a "morally bankrupt double-standard."

The message of the campaign by the atheists is: "You don't need God – to hope, to care, to love, to live."

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