From the days of the Crusades and surely before that, innocent bystanders have often been left wounded by religious battles. So it was this Easter for Straub’s Seafood restaurant in Orange County, Fla. An anonymous ad with the message “All religions are fairy tales” appeared a week earlier on the same billboard often used to promote the nearby Straub’s. Although the eatery was uninvolved, business reportedly dropped by two-thirds on Easter Sunday. The offending sign was soon removed, with billboard owner MediaNet claiming it was the work of vandals. But by then, the damage was done. Let’s hope there’s not a retaliation effort afoot. Someone please think of the poor defenseless seafood! Via Fark.
—Posted by David Griner
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