DART claims it received numerous phone calls from people who were offended by the ads, and that the signs had been installed before the advertising commission had approved them…

“Very disappointed, very upset, frustrated. We thought we were doing something to reach out to people, to help people, to let people know that they had a place to go that they could meet with people of a common mind,” says Henderson.

Local conservative Christian church leaders have agreed the group should be allowed to run the ads. “I think the more people that can have an honest conversation and have honest opportunities and be given environments where they can seek the truth about whether or not there is a god, the better,” says pastor Mike Householder, with Lutheran Church of Hope.