Arson targets atheist anti-Christmas billboard - My9 New Jersey
Wrong thing to do.Posted: Dec 19, 2013 10:03 AM EST
Updated: Dec 19, 2013 10:53 AM EST
PITMAN, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone tried to torch a billboard in New Jersey that was put up by atheists to protest a "Keep Christ in Christmas" banner.
The billboard proclaims "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia," a reference to an ancient celebration of the Roman god of agriculture. It's paid for by the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Authorities say it was torched Tuesday night by two unidentified men who fled in a pickup truck.
The sign didn't burn, but its steel support beams were charred.