"As The Blaze reported last week, members of the organization American Atheists are taking their quest to target non-believers to new heights.
Billboards written in Hebrew and Arabic are popping up in an effort to find and empower non-believing Muslims and Jews. But as this effort rolls out, it seems one Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood is fighting against the atheist groups’ messaging.
The billboard, which reads, “You know it’s a myth…and you have a choice,” was prevented from appearing in the Orthodox Jewish community at the last minute when the landlord at the site — Kenny Stier — refused to display it. Stier was quoted as saying that he didn’t want to get involved in the religious debate between atheists and Jews after he made his decision not to allow the sign.
American Atheists President Dave Silverman is extremely frustrated with the decision to prevent his organization from displaying the billboard and has stated his belief that rabbis pressured Stier not to allow the sign. In an interview with the Christian Post, Silverman said that the action is rooted in “religious bigotry.”
After invoking the claim that the Jewish population in the Brooklyn neighborhood is discriminating against atheists, Silverman continued. “Atheists have every right to advertise as we see fit, just like everyone else,” he said. ”I wonder how the Jews would react if they were told where they could advertise and what they could say, because some people might be ‘offended’ at their position.”
A "right" to advertise? I can't find that in the Constitution.