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Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Deceitful FFRF Ronald Reagan billboard replaces rejected ‘God’s Not Dead’ ad which is ‘too political’ ‘way too incendiary’

A billboard at the Republican National Convention has been rejected by the billboard company, Orange Barrel Media, replacing it with an atheist billboard from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
The proposed billboard would have featured a picture of actress Melissa Joan Hart, who plays the lead character in God’s Not Dead 2, set to arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray, with the film’s slogan, a quote by Hart’s character: “I’d rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God.”
Gods not dead 2 movie posterThe billboard company Orange Barrel Media appeared set to approve the billboard of the Christian film, but now, just days before the July 18 Republican National Convention, told Pure Flix, the distributor of the film, that the billboard has been rejected because its message is “too political” and “way too incendiary.”
“I’m perplexed,” said Steve Fedyski, the CEO of Pure Flix. “They dragged us along for weeks. Now, right up against the convention date, they say we aren’t approved, and they give us no logical rationale. My speculation is that someone, somewhere didn’t want our message out. It’s hard to understand, considering we’ve used the same marketing on CNN and other national networks.”
The RNC will now feature a billboard sponsored FFRF depicting conservative president Ronald Reagan and the quote, “We establish no religion in this country… Church and state are, and must remain, separate.”
Ironically the “…” is key to understanding the full Reagan quote: “We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief. Nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate.” (Emphasis by The Dispatch)
Note that the quote proves the intent of first amendment: No national religion, no mandates etc….totally excluded the atheist extremists.
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  1. Gary Whittenberger says:

    The author said “The RNC will now feature a billboard sponsored FFRF depicting conservative president Ronald Reagan…”

    This statement is very misleading. The RNC has not sponsored, paid for, authorized, or promoted the billboard authored by FFRF.

    Also there is no replacement of one billboard by another. The two projects were for separate locations and probably by different advertising companies.

    I personally don’t agree with the content of the God billboard, but would have no objections to it being displayed. I don’t think it would be illegal or unconstitutional to display it.

  2. Robert McClain says:

    The billboard from the freedom from religion foundation has been up and running since 27 June. The quote from Reagan was brilliant because it makes it clear that even a cultural icon of the religious right understood that it is not the job of the government to promote religion in anyway shape or form. The author of this article is either brain-damaged, or simply not paying attention when he sits down in front of his keyboard.

  3. SpaghettiMonster says:

    I honestly don’t see how the ellipsis hides anything that impacts atheists, other than bolstering the equal rights of all citizens including those of no faith.

  4. Brian Westley says:

    It didn’t “replace” it, the FFRF billboard was announced June 27, well before the movie billboard was rejected.

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