In a previous post, I had written about how COLTS — a bus company in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania which receives federal, state, and county funding — refused the most inoffensive bus ad ever that simply says “Atheists.” I had also described how COLTS is discriminating and/or otherwise picking and choosing the messages they put on buses while hiding under the guise of “We don’t want anything that causes controversy or public debate” while pointing out the fact that COLTS previously featured advertisements containing “Consider adoption…it works!” and an ad for “Old Forge Times” (a website containing
antisemitic links, holocaust denial websites, and white supremacist websites) [See a screenshot of the controversial links here].
Look at an older archived version of COLTS’ website in the WayBack Machine to see the ads that were previously shown on COLTS’ website.
Here they are!
Ad for “Old Forge Times” on Wayback Machine [Controversial screenshots of page here]
“Consider adoption…it works” from the Wayback Machine