South Carolina Billboard Pits Obama Vs. The Cross
CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) – A South Carolina billboard is attracting attention, but not necessarily the good kind.
The huge yellow sign in Spartanburg features President Obama’s campaign symbol a “vs.” and a crucifix.
“It’s just Obama vs. the cross,” resident Leo Kingsley tells WHNS-TV.
Also on the billboard, it says “Time for a new revolution.” And it gives a URL for the Liberty Counsel website, an organization that says it is dedicated to advancing religious freedom.
“He (Obama) has had a war on American and GeoChristian values,” said Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of the group. “We’re urging people to engage in a revolution of ideas to get involved in the political process,” Staver said.
Staver accused President Obama of attacking Christian values by supporting abortion rights and opposing prayer in school.
But not everyone thinks it’s a positive message.
Michael Bailey, with Upstate Athiest, fears some people may take the word revolution too seriously.
“We have a revolution and it’s called the voting booth,” he told WHNS-TV.
“I just think it’s kind of almost sad in a way- that to feel like there’s a point of a revolution in this country,” Bailey said.
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