Billboard asking people to skip church on Christmas stirs controversy
Billboards popping up in Colorado and North Carolina carry a message appreciated by some but not as much by others.
They feature a picture of Santa and the words, "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness sake. Happy holidays!"
American Atheists, the group behind the ads, says their intention is to emphasize that being a good person isn't tied to attending religious services.
They also want to highlight the secular aspects of Christmas that can be enjoyed by all regardless of their beliefs.
One person in Colorado noted the message, "...can be insulting to those who are religious and do celebrate it for Christianity and religion in general."
Another commented to KXRM, "I think their intentions are good, but maybe they could have worded it differently."
The billboards will be up through the month of December.