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American Atheists put up controversial billboard in north Ala.

By Jamel Lanee' – bio | email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- A controversial billboard put up by the American Atheist organization in Huntsville has many people upset.

The sign went up this weekend on South Memorial Parkway and Don Mincher Drive.  It reads "You know they're all SCAMS", while showing various religious symbols.

Organizers with the group are hosting an atheist conference January 29-30th and say the purpose of the sign is to get the attention of other atheists to attend.

"There's billboards that say 'You're going to Hell' and stuff like that. I don't get upset at those. I'm not offended.  it's just people exercising their first amendment right, but let the atheist put up one billboard, and all hell breaks lose," said Blair Scott, communications director with American Atheists.

Scott says the billboard seems to be working because a handful of people have already joined the group since the sign went up.

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