Billboards sure to offend and enrage the faithful will appear at the Democratic National Convention in September, according to advocacy group American Atheists.
The billboards, which attack Mormonism and Christianity, will appear in Charlotte, N.C., as part of a campaign the group says “exposes the foolishness of religion in the political landscape.”
An attempt to have the billboards also appear in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention in August fizzled, American Atheists says, because companies in that city “refused to display the billboard focusing on Mormonism.” Mitt Romney is the first Mormon to secure a major party’s presidential nomination.
“The election of our leaders in the United States is one of the most important decisions that we as citizens make,” American Atheists President David Silverman said in a press release. “Allowing our judgment to be clouded by sheer silliness is unacceptable. We want to show the people of our country the foolishness of mixing religion with politics.”