Monday, 25 May 2009
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY PUTS ATHEISTS AD'S ON 25 BUSES WITH THE HELP OF AMERICAN HUMANISTS ASSOCIATION
CHICAGO - For the past week, 25 buses from the Chicago Transit Authority have been bearing an unusual advertising slogan. The large ads read "In the Beginning, Man Created God," and they're scheduled to remain on the sides of the buses through June. They're part of an effort by the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign, with the help of the American Humanist Association.
The board that runs South Bend's city bus system recently agreed to allow ads on that city's buses reading: "You can be good without God." The group had hoped to have the ads installed on 20 South Bend buses before President Barack Obama's appearance at the University of Notre Dame last Sunday, but that move was delayed.
Bloomington, Indiana's city bus service recently rejected similar ads, prompting a lawsuit.