It's not an ideal spot for a billboard. It's difficult to see from the southbound lanes of the 55 freeway, which it faces. But it was available, and for the next four weeks – at a cost of $6,000 – it will promote atheism.For people with no voice it seems like we keep hearing from them.
"We don't have a voice," said Bruce Gleason, head of Backyard Skeptics, a local group that paid for the billboard with help from an anonymous donor. "This is our voice."
In May, Gleason was on hand for the unveiling of a billboard on Beach Boulevard in Westminster that said, "Don't believe in God? You are not alone." On Thursday, his group of non-believers brought their media mini-circus to Santa Ana, holding a news conference in the shadow of an industrial building next to the 55's Edinger Ave. on-ramp.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Atheists spend thousands on a billboard to make themselves feel relevant: