BY BOB HOLT
The Christmastime battle of beliefs in Pitman between the billboard and the banner fell to a whole new level on Tuesday.
Two men tried to set fire to the “Keep Saturn in Saturnalia” billboard, put up by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, in response to the local Knights of Columbus’ “Keep Christ in Christmas” banner.
South Jersey Times reports that according to Pitman police, an off-duty police officer from another city saw the two men throwing gasoline on the billboard and lighting it. The men quickly took off in what appeared to be a Chevrolet Model 1500 pickup truck after they saw they were being approached. The banner did not catch fire.