Friday, December 31, 2010

What is your reaction? Answers in Genesis, Freedom of Speech and cultural perception

This post is in response to a brief article from Relevant Magazine about the controversial billboard that AIG is displaying in Time Square tonight as part of their campaign to "confront and challenge people about threats to America’s freedom of religion and freedom of speech"

Here is the add in question:

What I am NOT doing or interested in doing:
  • Using this particular blog entry to argue creation v. evolution
  • Labeling or assigning motives to anyone
  • Adding anything to the Gospel
What I am interested in doing is hearing different opinions and perceptions of this advertisement and how you think it will be received/perceived by those who see it.

I called AIG and asked if this add was going to be running in Time Square tonight and was told yes. I asked where more information could be found and I was directed to Ken Ham's blog.

This is the entry introducing the ad. 

This is a further post by Ham about the media attention this as is attracting.

This is the article about the campaign that is posted on AIG's website.

What I (seeking to figure out the motive behind this ad) understand is that they are making a statement about the "intolerant liberals" who are attempting to limit AIG's freedom of speech or nay-say their museum, educational tools, ark project, etc.

My question is whether or not this advertisement (or their billboard campaign) effectively communicates this desire?

And does it further the message of the Gospel?