80% of pilots refuse atheists' holiday banner
'I'm not going to Hell flying that sign!'
Posted: July 09, 2011
1:00 am Eastern
By Dave Tombers
© 2011 WND
The American Atheists say a campaign to fly banners over American cities during the July 4th holiday weekend with messages such as "Godless America" and "Atheism is Patriotic" fell short of its goals, at least partly because pilots refused to carry the message.
"I'm not going to Hell flying that sign!" an official from one aerial advertising company in North Carolina told the organization, according to a report on its website.
There, the organization said, "American Atheists went to great lengths to get flights in all 50 states, representing the fact that atheism is the fastest growing segment in every state. The reality is that there is still a lot of bigotry out there and many companies refused to fly our banners. This just emphas
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