Christian Groups Combat Atheist Bus Campaign With Their Own

I Believe Too Ad CampaignWhen the American Humanist Association began running a $40,000 “anti-God” holiday ad campaign on Washington D.C. Metro buses, Christians in the area decided that something had to be done about it.

JoEllen Murphey, a mother of four from McLean, Va., was one of those who was outraged over the atheist bus campaign. She is part of two Christian groups who have raised $14,000 to run a “pro-God” campaign on the same buses.

One of the groups, The Center for Family Development which is a Catholic-based non-profit in Bethesda, Md., will run a campaign called “I Believe Too,” which plans for 10 buses with side posters, 10 buses with tail posters and 200 interior bus posters. The pro-God ads will read: “Why Believe? Because I created you and I love you, for goodness’ sake – GOD.”

This campaign will run in contrast to The American Humanist Association’s ad campaign which began last month in an attempt to reach out to those who might be interested in humanism, which rejects a belief in God and an afterlife. Their ads declaring, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” are currently displayed on the outside and inside of 200 Metro DC buses and will run throughout the Christmas season.

“After a friend forwarded me an article about the AHA ad campaign, I thought, ‘Enough!’ I am so tired of God and religion being attacked that I decided to start a counter ad campaign,” said Murphey. The ads by the atheist group have sparked a public outcry, resulting in hundreds of complaints sent to the transit agency over the ads.

The “I Believe Too” campaign will begin running next week. As of December 5th, over 165 donors have contributed $6,700 toward the campaign, which is enough to cover the 200 interior bus posters and 10 tail bus posters. On Facebook, the campaign has the support of 740 friends.

Donations, which are tax deductible, can be made online via PayPal or sent by check to The Center for Family Development.

The second Christian group is called Pennsylvania Friends of Christ and has also planned a bus ad campaign to counter the atheist bus ads. The group will run ads reading “Believe in God. Christ is Christmas for goodness’ sake” on 10 Metro buses for four weeks.

Author: David Wallace

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  1. If you would like a list of Indian NATIONS to get in touch with I would be happy to provide you with a list. The Indians could very well be happy to sponsor your in any effort. Our Second Chief is a Sunday school teacher and a very religious man. Our Chief is a World War II decorated war hero and was one of the famous four Jolly Rogers in World War II. A very religious man that does church appearance’s occasionally.

  2. I would sponsored this move to oppose atheism in a heart-beat.
    I’m a Native American who lives on Indian land and I’m telling the atheist that they can in no way promote atheism and live in my country.
    I will be contacting the Indian Nation’s and try to convince them the assault against spirituality can not be seen as non-adversarial and as an act of immorality.
    As Indian Nation’s we DO NOT abide by U.S. policy and we do not have to submit to the separation of politics government and spirituality, they both live peacefully with each and belong together unlike the indoctrination of homosexuality, secularism, and immoral behaviour by atheist into schools. It is not tolerated here by anyone!

  3. @John – The United States government sends representatives around the world on “its behalf.” News organizations such as CNN send correspondents out on the field on “their behalf.” Even companies send out reps to act on “their behalf.”

    Does that mean that these entities do not exist as well?

  4. If your god is all-powerful, why can’t he write his own advertising campaign? Why does he need humans to “pretend” to be him or act on his behalf? Could it be because he simply doesn’t exist?

  5. Interesting that the atheist’s slogan is to “Just be good for goodness’ sake.” In the absence of God, would someone please define “good?”

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