The Fort Worth Transportation Authority, or The T, adopted a policy Wednesday night that bans buses and bus benches from carrying religious ads.

The adoption came weeks after atheist ads declaring “Millions of Americans are good without God” were launched on four city buses. The ads sparked debate and drew criticism from residents who considered the campaign an insult to Christianity, especially during the Christmas season.

Some ministers organized a boycott and others called on The T to ban all religious advertising.

Already, The T does not accept ads related to politics, tobacco, alcohol, pornography and obscenity. But the board of directors’ revision to existing guidelines expanded the list of banned ads to include religious, nontheistic or faith-based ads.

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