The Corvallis Secular Society in Oregon has just placed an ad quoting a historical document on the side of a single bus.
But, somehow, you know it’s going to be controversial.
The ad was designed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and it features an abridged version of President John Adams‘s line from the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli: “The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
“We are seeking to lay to rest that dangerous revisionist myth that the United States is a ‘Christian nation,’ ” said FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor.“Our founders are to be praised for adopting the very first secular and godless Constitution in the world. They didn’t care what religion citizens believed or disbelieved. They felt that religion is divisive, and should not be part of government,” Gaylor added.
“This is a small but significant victory for our city,” noted Robert Neary, who worked with John Dearing, president of the Corvallis Secular Society, in placing the sign.
I know it’s Oregon but I give it till the end of the weekend before someone complains…