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Creationists Fight Back Atheist Billboard Campaigns with Larger Billboard In Times Square in Time for New Years

( [email protected] ) Dec 31, 2014 11:50 AM EST

Times Square, NYC
Every year on New Year's Eve, millions of people will see (in some form) the ball drop in Times Square, New York City.

This New Year's Eve,  Christian organization Answers in Genesis will witness to millions of people in Times Square, NYC by displaying a video billboard reminding Americans of the religious freedoms they enjoy.  

The video billboard, which bears the image of a cross, will run a 15-second message for seven minutes per hour each day on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

The message begins with the words: "To all our intolerant liberal friends..." and ends with "Thank God for freedom."

"Millions of TV viewers watching the ball drop on Wednesday evening - signaling the start of the New Year - may also be seeing the new video," AiG states.

AiG officials said that whether people in the U.S. hold to the worldviews of Christianity, atheism, Judaism, and other belief systems, religious freedom must be defended.

"I am thrilled that the Cross of Christ will be seen in the most-watched place in the world on this day," Ken Ham, AiG president, stated.

"The nation's Founding Founders predicted that a future government would be tempted to infringe on religious liberties," Ham explained.

"That's why their very first amendment was to establish a safeguard for religious expression, as they inserted the 'free exercise clause' for religion for the new nation. Sadly, that freedom is being chipped away today by atheists and other secularists."

The video board is located above the CNN sign on Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets in Duffy Square in NYC.  According to AiG, the message is posted strategically to take advantage of a massive crowd in downtown New York City on Wednesday evening, as well as the global audience watching the ball drop on TV.

On Jan. 2, the video will be relocated to a different part of Time's Square. This time, it will be placed above the Disney Store (also on Broadway), between 45th and 46th Streets.

Starting Jan. 5, the video will appear on digital boards in cities like Washington, D.C. (7th and G Street), and Boston, Massachusetts.

Citing the efforts by secularist groups to remove crosses, nativity scenes, and Ten Commandments, officials from AiG said, "We need to engage these groups and the culture as a whole to challenge them concerning the true freedom we all need in Christ-and point out the fact that this nation was built on freedom of religion and freedom of speech as outlined in the First Amendment to the US Constitution."