This day in WND history: Birth-certificate billboard mania



Birth-certificate billboard mania

May 20, 2009: More than $25,000 was raised in the first two days of a national billboard campaign to raise awareness of questions surrounding the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as president – and the first sign, an electronic one, was already up and online.

Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, said he was calling it “the truth and transparency campaign.”

The money was being used to erect billboards around the country that asked a simple question: “Where’s the birth certificate?” (The campaign was later updated to ask “Where’s the REAL birth certificate?”)

The first such sign to be posted under the 2-day-old campaign, a digital, electronic one, was up and online on Highway 165 in Ball, Louisiana. In addition, based on the heavy volume of financial donations in the first two days of the campaign, WND was able to commit to leasing two more standard billboards – one in Los Angeles and the other in Pennsylvania.

“I know now, because of the sensational response to this idea from WND viewers, that this national campaign is going to be big and long-lasting,” Farah said at the time. “I want to thank all of those who …read more

Source:: World Net Daily