Billboard Denounces Mix of Church and State

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A group is taking their campaign to get religion out of government, with three billboards placed throughout Colorado Springs.

It says "God and Government a Dangerous Mix: Keep State & Church Separate."

This ad comes on the heals of a district court decision in Wisconsin that ruled a national day of prayer unconstitutional.

The group behind the billboards is the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and they've used billboard campaigns like this in the past.

The foundation specifically targeted Colorado Springs for this campaign because the National Day of Prayer Task Force is housed at Focus on the Family.

Have you seen the billboard? If so, what do you think about the message?


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  • by johnny Location: florissant on May 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    fact is , you can discredit what our forfathers believed and lived by, but everything you have today is because of what others sacrificed and stood upon yesterday. What would our country be like if it was not founded as a Christian Nation. Would it be like Red China, Cuba, if you can think of a better country to live in move there. As for me I'm proud of my Christian Bible based American Heritage.I will Pray to my God, Love my family, and Die for my country and its heritage.
  • by johnny Location: florissant on May 10, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    The very name of this organization"Freedom from Religion" shows how stupid these folks are. They believe that allowing a national day of prayer is somehow the government forcing religion down our throats. We,ve taken the ten commandments off our walls, not allowed prayer in schools, the bible use to be a text book kids took to school with them, I think there mission has been well done throughout the years. the gov. is not making us pray, or telling us how to pray, or who to pray to. We have so many different days set asside to observe something, but dare we observe peoples faith, God forbid. Heck we're now making 4/20 a day to observe pot smoking. One of the major reasons our forfathers came to this land was to have freedom of religion, to be able to worship the way you wanted to. just so happens most of them were christians. We were not founded as a hindu, islamic,budhist, but a christian nation. If you don't like our American heritage then move. Let there be a National Day of Prayer.
  • by Patrick Location: Milwaukee on May 4, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    The FFRF billboard has it exactly right. We need to get religion out of government. It only leads to conflict and trouble.
  • by RICHARD Location: FLORIDA on May 4, 2010 at 08:27 AM
    Sectarians and Secularists all have stake in Government being free from religion and free from religion, history proves this so, as does the Middle East todaay.
  • by me Location: c/s on May 4, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    Funny thing is most of you are right. I don't need a national day of prayer to pray to God. However I find it suspicious that in the "Obama Reign" one religion has been granted favoritism over the others because of his fear. Or personal preferance who knows but if that is the case why are you all not upset about that. "Keep religion out of government" that means ALL not just the ones YOU deem unworthy. I hope that when the moral compass is totaly gone you are all satisfied with the outcome. I personaly hope that is dosen't end up like that but we all know it will.
  • by me Location: c/s on May 4, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    Cataryna, when in my statment did I try to force you to believe what I believe? If you want to then believe if you do not that is between you and God. I did not say you must believe. If you have hardened your heart then there is nothing I can do to change that and I am not asking to. SO Re-cap No one forced anything on you. Guilt is your own.
  • by edwords Location: usa on May 3, 2010 at 08:57 PM
    This is a very important message. It should not offend anyone who doesn't have a chip on his shoulder!
  • by Ruth Location: Iowa on May 3, 2010 at 08:55 PM
    The billboards are a good idea. Many would like to rewrite history. James Madison wrote in 1822: “We are teaching the world the great truth that Governments do better without Kings & Nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.”
  • by Ruth Location: Iowa on May 3, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    The billboards are great. Look up the record rather than pass on gossip. Many would like to rewrite history. James Madison wrote in 1822: “We are teaching the world the great truth that Governments do better without Kings & Nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.” Judge Crabb explained the history and case law clearly and thoroughly in her ruling that explains why the laws requiring presidents to proclaim national days of prayer are unconstitutional: http://ffrf.org/uploads/legal/SummaryJudgementGeitner.PDF Here is more on the founders' intentions and the history of the government/religion connection: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/john_nichols/article_a7b2592b-d735-5886-a997-703770877dc4.html There ARE atheists in foxholes. When will the religionists stop lying about those who see things differently from them?
  • by Sally Location: Paramus on May 3, 2010 at 03:13 PM
    B, They chose to place this billboard where Focus on the Family has its roots because they do want to share—to let those who feel differently yet are part of the community know that they are not alone; to affirm that the Costitution of this nation does not permit the establishment of a religion, nor the promotion of one belief, or indeed belief at all, over another belief or nonbelief. As a Christian, it is incumbent on one to love his or her neighbor; to follow the example of the Good Samaritan. Nobody needs permission to pray; no government official should be using a government position to support prayer—or to oppose prayer. Religion is between one’s god and oneself, not something to be bruited about in public or to be used to get votes from like-minded religionists. Just my two cents.
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