The Tallahassee Coalition of Reason in Florida just put up two billboards to reach out to atheists who may not know there are others like them in the area:
The billboards will be up through the beginning of spring at a cost of $6,100:
“The point of our ongoing nationwide awareness campaign is to reach out to the millions of atheists and agnostics living in the United States,” explained Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason. “Such non-theists sometimes don’t realize there’s a community for them because they’re inundated with religious messages at every turn. We hope our effort will serve as a beacon and let them know they aren’t alone.”
Reaching out to the like-minded isn’t the only goal of the coalition: “We hope the people of Tallahassee will realize we are a regular part of the community,” said Richard Hull, coordinator of Tally CoR. “People like us live all over the city and state. We’re your friends and family members, neighbors and coworkers. Some of us might even be sitting in the pew next to you at church!”
This marks the fourth United Coalition of Reason billboard campaign in the state, following Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando.