Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and is timed to run during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. Erected Thursday, the three billboards, which read “God & Government, A Dangerous Mix: Keep State and Church Separate,” will be up through May 13.

In November 2008, Freedom From Religion funded a billboard on North Academy Boulevard that said, “Imagine No Religion.” In March, Citizens Project in Colorado Springs funded 12 billboards that asked for respect toward diversity and criticized Christian groups seeking a theocratic state.