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Texas billboards are causing controversy

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Some new billboards in Bryan and College Station, Texas are turning heads with their controversial message.

They read, "don't believe in God- you're not alone." The ads are sponsored by local atheist and agnostic groups. Members of the group said they are not intended to be offensive, but to welcome non-believers into the minority group. Shamar Hawkins said, "If you tell people you don't believe in God, you see jaws drop. It's important in areas like this, where non-believers are more of a minority, to have a community."

But several complaints have been filed. Joe Yett dislikes the billboards. "My faith is strong, as far as my belief in God, and for someone to put a billboard up like that...I don't agree with that."

Four billboards are erected and are expected to be up for four more weeks.

Sydney Cameron

Sydney joined the WRBL news team in December 2011 after working as a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. More>>

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