North Carolina has taken a lot of heat due to its "bathroom law" known as House Bill 2 (HB2), which forces transgender people to use the public restrooms only for the gender listed on their birth certificates.
Planting Peace, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on humanitarian aid and LGBTQ advocacy, saw the dangers in this controversial bill.
"Laws such as HB2 are not about bathrooms. They are about discrimination," Aaron Jackson, the president of Planting Peace, told NewNowNext. "They paint a negative picture of the LGBT community, and in doing so, make LGBT children feel they are somehow broken or less than."
That's why Planting Peace decided to stand up for the LGBTQ community, and it is using sarcasm. Planting Peace purchased a billboard in North Carolina and put a very memorable message on it.
"Welcome to North Carolina," the billboard states. "Due to our stance on LGBT rights, please set your clock back 100 years."
Planting Peace previously put up a similar billboard in Mississippi to discredit the state's Religious Freedom Bill, which also opens up discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
"We have to meet intolerance with compassion," Jackson told The Huffington Post. "Our message to our LGBT youth: You are loved, valued, supported, and beautiful. There is nothing wrong with you, and we will stand by you. You are not alone. We will keep sharing this message as long as we need to counter hateful actions designed to infringe on people's basic human rights and dignity."