PRESS RELEASE: Joint Billboard with American Atheists
HARRISBURG, PA, March 1 — PA Nonbelievers, Central Pennsylvania’s largest organization of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, will jointly sponsor with American Atheists a new billboard to be posted in Harrisburg, PA. The billboard will be located at 13th and Paxton Streets.
The “HR 535 – Year of the Bible Resolution” declared by the PA House of Representatives asked us to “study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures”. After considering the bill, we thought it necessary to highlight one of those teachings and share it with the public in the form of this billboard. It will be posted starting around March 5th, and stay up throughout the month of March.
We hope people will read and understand biblical lessons like this one, and strive for a more reasonable system of ethics. Our country’s history is in fact built on the moral achievements of great men and women, religious and non-religious alike. We encourage the House of Representatives to remember that when they pass laws, they are passing laws for all Pennsylvanians, both Christian and non-Christian. We humbly suggest it could start by re-considering and ultimately rejecting HR 535, as proposed in a press conference on February 13th, 2012.
PA Nonbelievers, Inc. is a local partner with American Atheists, and affiliated with Atheist Alliance International and the Council for Secular Humanism. PA Nonbelievers holds regular meetings in York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Chambersburg, Lebanon/Annville, and Lewisburg. Further information is available by clicking here or by calling (717) 467-1266.
The announcement from American Atheists is here: http://atheists.org/blog/2012/03/01/billboard_to_challenge_year_of_the_bible.
March 1st, 2012 in Activism, Atheism, Church / State Separation, Event Announcements, Government, HR 535, Pennsylvania, Press | tags: 2012, American Atheists, Bible, Billboard, Harrisburg, House of Representatives, HR 535, PA, PA Nonbelievers, PAN, Pennsylvania, Press Release, Slaves, Year of the Bible