Atheists Billboards Going Up in the Ozarks; Local Pastor Reacts

A non-religious group that doesn’t believe in a higher power, is reportedly ready to put up at least two billboards in the area, professing their views prior to this weekend’s Skepticon conference in Springfield.  The signs read, Don’t Believe in God ? – You are not Alone.  It’s part of a nationwide ad campaign that the National Coalition of Freedom says is an effort to reach out to atheists.  Locally, Pastor Tom Willcox from Branson’s 1st Presbyterian Church is disappointed in the effort, telling HometownDailyNews.com the organization is trying to wear down those that have faith in God, and they won’t win.

In the last 2 years there have been similar billboards in 26 states and the District of Columbia.  The previous campaign in Missouri was unveiled in the St. Louis area in 2010. The Skepticon Conference is the largest student organized skeptic and atheist convention held in theUnited States.

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Motorists in the region may soon see new billboards along the highway sponsored by a group of atheists asking you to support their cause, but a local minister says you shouldn’t buy into their message of non-belief.  The National Coalition of Freedom is reportedly ready to put up at least two signs that read, Don’t Believe in God ? – You are not Alone, prior to this weekend’s Skepticon Conference in Springfield.  While the signs may take on the tone of today’s divisive political climate, Pastor Tom Willcox from Branson’s First Presbyterian Church says this issue involves further reaching choices.

Similar type signs in Missouri first showed up in the St. Louis area in 2010.  In the last two years there have been National Coalition of Freedom billboards in 26 states and the District of Columbia.

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A non-religious group that doesn’t believe in a higher power, is reportedly ready to put up at least two billboards in the area, professing their views prior to this weekend’s Skepticon conference in Springfield. Locally, Pastor Tom Willcox from Branson’s 1st Presbyterian Church is disappointed in the effort, telling HometownDailyNews.com the organization is trying to wear down those that have faith in God, and they won’t win.

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