The Reuters website reports today (June 10, 2011) that a coalition of atheists is accusing Little Rock's city bus line of violating their rights to free speech in a fight to place ads on public buses praising a God-free lifestyle.
The Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason claimed in a lawsuit that the Central Arkansas Transit Authority and its advertising agency are discriminating against the group, because they are being required to pay tens of thousands of dollars to put $5,000 worth of ads on 18 buses.
The ads would read: "Are you good without God? Millions are."
Other groups -- including churches -- have not been required to pay the fee, which amounts to $36,000 in insurance in case of an attack on the buses by angry Christians, according to the lawsuit.