Ministry to remove billboard with Hitler quote in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – The founder of a children’s ministry in eastern Alabama says that a billboard featuring a quote from Adolf Hitler will be removed.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Alabama, features five smiling children beneath a quote from Hitler: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

Lamar Advertising officials say the billboard was rented by Opelika, Alabama-based Life Savers Ministries.

Live Savers Ministries founder James Anderegg said the organization is taking down the billboard, and that former U.S. President Herbert Hoover’s quote about children being society’s most valuable resource would have been a better choice. Anderegg said the group had honorable intentions and never intended to cause confusion.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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