Jonathan Sher, London Free Press:
An American agency has refused to allow ads promoting atheism on London (Ontario, Canada) transit buses, insisting yesterday it is arbiter on what advertising can be shown on the buses.
The rejection by Lamar Advertising has put London on a possible collision course with an atheist group whose signs, already on Toronto public buses, read: "There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
The rejection has also raised questions about who should have the final word on London transit ads — transit administrators, the political appointees who oversee the system or a company, Lamar, based in Baton Rouge, La., that maintains 170,000 U.S. billboards.
. . . London is only the latest stop in a broader campaign that began in England by atheists concerned about religious ads that promised eternal damnation for non-believers.
I’m all for the ads. They are for wonderful for getting people to think about God.