Some in Fort Lauderdale are claiming that a billboard for the Florida Atheist and Secular Humanist Society (FLASH) is an affront to Christianity and want it gone because it's in a black neighborhood and by a business owned by born-again Christians.
The sign reads, "Being a good person doesn't require God. Don't believe in God? You're not alone. http://www.FreeThoughFlorida.com." FLASH President Ken Loukinen said his aim was "basically to let [the public] know that atheists can be good, moral people."
Nearby business owner Theodore Hamilton said: "Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Christian, whoever you are, we all believe in a spiritual higher being. When you have something like this here, people don't want to come and patronize us anymore."