(A special thanks to FFRF member Florent Rizvanolli, pictured above.)
In time for the Democratic National Convention, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has placed a patriotic message with a secular twist on two prominent billboards in Charlotte, N.C. The billboard, drawn by editorial cartoonist Steve Benson, depicts Uncle Sam wagging his finger and warning: â€śGod fixation wonâ€™t fix this nation.â€ť
Those traveling from the airport to the convention will be treated to a highly visible view of FFRFâ€™s red-white-and-blue message on a 10x30-foot billboard on Interstate 77 north of Fifth Street. A hard to miss 14x48-foot billboard with the message is found near Charlotteâ€™s downtown, on the 1700 block of Freedom Drive, 900 feet west of Morehead Street.
FFRF put the same message up in Tampa for the benefit of this yearâ€™s Republican convention. FFRF, a nonpartisan state-church watchdog, is continuing a tradition started in 2008, when it placed a billboard message saying â€śKeep religion out of politicsâ€ť in Denver and Minneapolis for the national party conventions.
View FFRF's Aug. 31 press release for more information.