May 06, 2011
A new red white and blue
billboard on North Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee declares that God and government are a “dangerous
mix”. The billboard was paid for by Madison, WI based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), with the help
of a group of North Central Washington secularists. Its unveiling was timed to coincide with Thursday’s
National Day of Prayer.
The billboard reads, “God & Government – A
Dangerous Mix: Keep State and Church Separate.” FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said the billboard is
intended to represent the secular views of people who live in Wenatchee, and to underscore what she sees as the
pitfalls of a National Day of Prayer.
The FFRF billboard will stay up for at least a
month. Gaylor would not disclose the campaign’s total cost.
The Freedom From
Religion Foundation is also currently running a similar advertising campaign with bus-side ads in Washington DC
supporting the separation of church and state.