A sad, lonely group of American atheists that spends virtually all of its time attacking Christian symbolism has unleashed a two-week advertising campaign involving public buses and public transportation ad kiosks in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation’s campaign will feature fully-emblazoned suburban commuter buses touting the message “I’m an Atheist and I Vote.” Bike-sharing ad kiosks will feature a sexy blonde woman thrusting her chest forward as she wears a T-shirt reading “This is what an ATHEIST looks like.”
The kiosk ads will also encourage passersby to purchase “atheist pride” gear. (“Use code ‘secular’ for discount.”)
The ad campaign is aiming to reach commuters in downtown Washington, D.C., according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller. The hope is to promote America’s totally “exploding secular voting demographic.”
“We’re blanketing the District with images of young secular voters, to show the faces of the fastest-growing voter demographic in America,” Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said. “While the Religious Right is hemorrhaging numbers and influence, secular support is skyrocketing, with 20 million new people on our side of the aisle since Barack Obama was first elected. Our leaders need to see our presence and hear our priorities.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation ads will run from May 23 through June 6, in part to promote a June 4 “Reason Rally” — “the largest gathering of freethinkers in the U.S.”
Speakers at this year’s “Reason Rally” will include actor Johnny Depp, magician Penn Jillette and Bill Nye the “Science Guy” — a mechanical engineer whose career trajectory is roughly the same as Rachael Ray’s and who rakes in cash as he jet-sets around the country in large, pollution-spewing airliners to give platitudinous speeches about climate change. (RELATED: The Daily Caller Presents: The 23 LEAST INTRIGUING People Of 2015)
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which boasts about 24,000 members nationwide, is most famous for requesting that President Barack Obama offer official religious recognition for Americans who are not religious. The February 2016 request, made via a letter, insisted that it is time for an American president to “reach out to secular America” to address people who believe fiercely in abject cosmic nothingness. (RELATED: Sad, Lonely Atheists Long For Obama To Acknowledge Their Spiritually Empty Lives)
The group says its members care deeply about environmental restrictions, gay marriage and the right to abort babies.
In 2014, the Freedom From Religion Foundation paid for a 30-second television advertisement featuring Ron Reagan, President Ronald Reagan’s son. The ad, scheduled to run during episodes of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” beseeched viewers to send money to an atheist organization. Ron Reagan, a college-dropout and ballet dancer who began refusing to go to church when he was 12 years old, also told America that he is worried sick that religious people may have a say in the laws under which Americans must live. (RELATED: Ron Reagan Is Still Alive And Appeared In A Pro-Atheist Ad On Comedy Central)
Another atheist group, the American Humanist Association, launched a public transportation-related national campaign in 2014 to inspire Americans to refuse to say the entire Pledge of Allegiance until Congress officially removes the famous phrase “under God” by paying for a smattering of random advertising at some bus stops. YouTube was involved. (RELATED: Atheist Group Now Wants Everybody To Sit Out The Pledge Of Allegiance)