NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A follow-up to a story you saw FIRST ON 3 last week. The billboard paid for by secular activists that says "One Nation Indivisible" is being protested in New Hanover County.
Today demonstrators held signs and waved American flags near the billboard on Carolina Beach Road south of Monkey Junction. The groups behind the billboards across the state are pushing to get the words "Under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Those protesting today say religion has always been part of the US.
"God and country. That's what we are," Teresa Hutto of Wilmington said. "The United States is a Christian country, and there is no other way around it. You can deny it, you can fight it, but in the end of the day we all say, 'Thanks to God.'"
The billboards are also appear in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The billboard on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte was spray-painted with the words "under God" earlier this week.