A billboard in Pennsylvania has one town in an uproar. Paid for by americanatheists.org, the billboard says “Slaves, obey your masters,” which is a quote from the Bible, and has an image of a black man with a metal collar around his neck.
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A billboard in Harrisburg portraying a black man with a metal collar around his neck has offended some black Pennsylvanians.
The billboard saying “Slaves, obey your masters,” a quote from the Bible, was paid for by the americanatheists.org. The sign is at 13th and Paxton streets in the Allison Hill neighborhood, the city’s most racially diverse section.
The message is intended for the state lawmakers who recently passed a bill announcing 2012 as the Year of the Bible, the organization said.
“The message this billboard conveys is the House of Representatives should not be celebrating a barbaric and Bronze Age book,” according to the American Atheists website. “We do not in any way condone slavery, but the Bible does. We have outgrown such hideous actions toward humanity.”
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