Raw Story: League of the South cries Stalinism after ‘SECEDE’ billboard taken down in Alabama
The billboard went up Friday in Montgomery, not far from a highway sign advertising the First White House of the Confederacy, but Lamar Advertising removed the message after it received complaints from motorists and advertisers threatened to stop doing business with the company.
Alabama, home of patriotic Americans had complaints about secession on a bill board overlooking the exit for the Confederate Capitol? Do tell.
Michael Hill, who co-founded League of the South in 1994, said the group ran the same billboard earlier this year near the state capital in Tallahassee, Florida, but he said the sign remained up for the duration of the two-month contract.
“We had a really, really good open public debate about this issue in Tallahassee,” Hill said. “Nobody got their pants in a wad about it.”
The debate was so successful that Florida remains part of the United States.
League of the South, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls for southern states to secede and set up a Christian theocracy ruled by “Anglo-Celtic” elites.
“The message is not offensive, it’s not immoral or unethical,” said Hill, who concedes the message is controversial.
Yeah, nothing offensive about a Christian theocracy ruled by Anglo-Celtic elites. It’s what White Jeebus wanted, after all, when he wrote the Constitution.
“Is this America, or is it Stalin’s Russia, where you shut down any opposition and dissent?” he said.
Which gives us another opportunity to run a favorite picture: