A controversial billboard has disappeared 24 hours after being posted.
The Pennsylvania sign, which was first vandalized and then taken down, bore a verse from Colossians 3:22: “Slaves, obey your masters.”
While intended as a message against Keystone State legislators who designated 2012 as the “Year of the Bible,” many felt the sign — which also featured a shackled black man — were racist.
via NY Daily News.
A Bible quote, and a historically accurate depiction of slavery as practiced by some in the pre-Civil War South. I have to agree with the critics. There’s tons of racism in that Bible quote and history lesson. Blaming the messenger doesn’t change the source of that racism though.