Anti-Romney Billboard Rips Mormon 'Bigotry'
Meanwhile, Ohio takes down voter fraud billboards
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2012 2:43 AM CDT
Updated Oct 22, 2012 8:12 AM CDT
"We do not understand the implications of having a Mormon president," the chief of American Atheists says.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hasn't been much of an issue this election, but American Atheists is trying to make it one. The group is sending out a mobile billboard reading "No Blacks Allowed (until 1978)" and "No Gays Allowed (Current)" to follow Romney for the next week, reports CNN. The billboard refers to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' refusal to ordain black members until 1978 and to what American Atheists chief David Silverman calls the church's "bigotry" on gay rights issues.

Meanwhile in Ohio, Clear Channel has taken down more than 140 billboards warning that "Voter fraud is a felony—up to 3½ years and a $10,000 fine," after its sponsor refused to identify itself, Reuters reports. The billboards, which were put up primarily in poor neighborhoods, were decried by voter rights groups as an attempt to intimidate minorities. Clear Channel says it's taking them down because it has a policy against anonymous political ads. It calls the sponsor a "private family foundation."

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ddhartma
Oct 23, 2012 11:50 AM CDT
JFK never attempted to pass a law that we all had to become Catholic, nor did he force his Catholic beliefs on the public at large, so why does anyone think that Romney's Mormonism has anything to to with the election?
charlieb
Oct 22, 2012 5:11 PM CDT
Well I don't think Romney is going to pass a law requiring everyone to be Mormon. AND I DO BELIEVE THE LIBERALS ALL SAID "EVEN IF OBAMA IS A MUSLIM, SO WHAT?". Liberals love showing off their stupidity and hypocrisy because they do it ad nauseam. I've never known a Morman (or any other religion) to condone killing homosexuals, raping and killing women who are "out of line", suppressing women, promoting pedophilia, declaring hate on Americans and America, and have his ONLY goal to be taking over the world and making people choose between converting or death (or, at best, taking a subservient role in society). Nobama has proven his ties with the white-hating, American-hating Muslim Brotherhood and Black Nationalists, and with supporters of Communism. At best, Obama is an atheist. So if it's okay for him to have that kind of ideals, then it's okay for Romney or anyone else to have their religion. The Libs must be pretty scared to start putting up billboards, and writing articles about every little thing they can pick at and exaggerate about Romney and Republicans in general. That should provide yet another smokescreen to cover what the Progressives are really up to. I have no doubt Nobama will win again. The Libs are up to their old dirty tricks of voter fraud again, contrary to what every thinks, there are plenty of rich Libs with lots of money to bribe election workers with.
milo7453
Oct 22, 2012 4:13 PM CDT
This is the October surprise coming from Obama and his minions? This is even lower on American voters minds than tax returns and birth certificates!