There have been lots of responses to the “bathroom bill” that passed into law in North Carolina recently, but this sign from Planting Peace has to be one of the best. The humanitarian organization purchased a billboard near the border between North and South Carolina that effectively tells LGBT people where they stand in the Tar Heel state.
“Welcome to North Carolina,” the sign reads. “Due to our stance on LGBT rights, please set your clock back 100 years.”
The organization explained their reasoning behind the sign in a post on their website.
“Our billboard is a reminder that laws such as HB2 move us backwards in the movement for equality and fundamental human rights for all. It is also meant to show the LGBT community and North Carolina that advocacy groups such as Planting Peace and others are willing to fight,” they said.
This is far from the first time that Planting Peace has pulled a stunt like this. They famously purchased the house across the Westboro Baptist Church and painted it in rainbow colors to promote LGBT pride. And in this instance, they aren’t alone. Large corporations, North Carolina citizens and celebrities alike have come out against the law, the most high-profile of which is Bruce Springsteen’s cancellation of his upcoming concert in the state.
We can’t wait to see what sort of billboards go up when people discover the part of the bill that bars cities from raising their own minimum wages.
(Via Huffington Post)