Yes, that’s really a thing that has happened. Non-profit organization Planting Peace, which claims to be dedicated to the cause of “peace” but actually just pushes liberal agenda items like global warming and gay marriage and so on, has put up a billboard in Cleveland, Ohio near the site of the Republican Convention. Take a look:
Here’s what they say about it:
Planting Peace calls for the immediate change in the republican party platform with regard to our LGBT family and LGBT rights. Never again shall a negative, hateful message be uttered in the name of “religious freedom.” We are calling for action that brings full fundamental rights to the LGBT community, and a narrative that empowers LGBT people to live and love freely.
The scare quotes around religious freedom are especially cute. Groups like this couldn’t care less about religious freedom, and they want you to know that. Your convictions and your conscience are of no consequence to them (sort of like the GOP’s feeling toward the values of delegates. Burn.)
According to Mashable.com, this is not the first time Planting Peace has used billboards to target those against LGBT rights. In April, it targeted North Carolina because anti-discrimination legislation for LGBT people was struck down. It posted another billboard in Mississippi because of that state’s religious freedoms bill that would allow people to restrict services for LGBT people on religious grounds.
They are not the only group getting in on the action. Here’s a billboard that was put about scolding Republicans for being pro-life:
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) July 5, 2016
This message was too much for Cleveland. Savor the irony.
But remember, this being the Republican convention, there are probably some pretty in your face conservative billboards too. Right? Oh … wait. Too provocative.
So if you’re keeping count: Pro-abortion signs are good, Cruz and Trump kissing is A-OK. But God? Yeah, He’s kind of a problem. Not welcome near the RNC. Thanks Cleveland! More awesome decisions by the GOP on display.