billboards http://michiganradio.org en You're not alone, billboard tells nonreligious http://michiganradio.org/post/youre-not-alone-billboard-tells-nonreligious <p>A billboard alongside a highway in western Michigan is spreading the message that religion is something people can live without.</p><p></p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 18:31:49 +0000 Associated Press 14739 at http://michiganradio.org You're not alone, billboard tells nonreligious West Michigan cattle farmer can keep his signs critical of socialism, President Obama http://michiganradio.org/post/west-michigan-cattle-farmer-can-keep-his-signs-critical-socialism-president-obama <p>On Thursday a Kent County district court judge ruled in favor of a farmer with two huge political signs on his property. The signs are critical of socialism and President Obama.</p><p>Gaines Township argued what the signs say is not at issue, just the size of them. Under local zoning laws, people can have commercial signs up to 32 square feet, political signs up to 20 square feet.</p><p>The township issued Vernon Verduin a citation, since his signs are much larger than 20 square feet. One can see the signs from a nearby freeway.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:10:17 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12016 at http://michiganradio.org West Michigan cattle farmer can keep his signs critical of socialism, President Obama Legal battle over free speech brewing on a West Michigan cattle farm http://michiganradio.org/post/legal-battle-over-free-speech-brewing-west-michigan-cattle-farm <p>“I can summarize it in common language; what’s more important, egg McMuffins or political speech?” &nbsp;attorney Howard Van Den Heuvel said.</p><p>His client, cattle farmer Vernon Verduin, posted two huge signs critical of President Obama and socialism back in September. One of the signs reads “Marxism/Socialism=Poverty &amp; Hunger,” the other “Obama’s ‘mission accomplished’ 8% unemployment 16 trillion debt.”</p><p>Van Den Heuvel says the township cited Verduin after two anonymous complaints. Gaines Township ordinance has a 20-square-foot limit on the size of “political signs” and a 32-square-foot limit on “commercial signs.” Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:19:36 +0000 Lindsey Smith 11967 at http://michiganradio.org Legal battle over free speech brewing on a West Michigan cattle farm 2 Ohio churches debate gay issue with billboards http://michiganradio.org/post/2-ohio-churches-debate-gay-issue-billboards <p>The ongoing debate in churches regarding homosexuality is being argued on 10 billboards in northwest Ohio. <a href="http://m2.toledoblade.com/Religion/2011/09/24/Debate-on-gays-is-writ-large.html">The Toledo Blade</a> reports that Toledo&#39;s Central United Methodist church posted a single roadside billboard in April that said that being gay is a gift from God. That has led the minister at Church on Strayer to offer an opposite view.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:45:34 +0000 Kyle Norris 4300 at http://michiganradio.org 2 Ohio churches debate gay issue with billboards