DALLAS — The term “fake news” can have many meanings, according to American Atheists Inc.
The organization put up billboards in the DFW area as well as cities in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
One billboard tells drivers “Just skip church, it's all fake news” with a Nativity scene set as the backdrop.
In Oklahoma, the billboards bear the phrase, “Just like Santa Clause, the atheists are comin' to town,” to promote the national convention in Oklahoma City in 2018.
“People are rightly skeptical about some of the news they see on Facebook, hear from their family, or are told by elected officials,” said Nick Fish, national program director for American Atheists. “But too often, they don’t extend that skepticism to their religious views and what their religious leaders are telling them. And right now, we could all use a little more skepticism about the things we’re told, no matter the source.”
The billboards will be on display in the three states through the month of December.