Beginning on Monday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation will sponsor their first billboard in Rhode Island (on Interstate 295 at Route 2 in Warwick):
Annie Laurie Gaylor, Foundation co-president, said it’s fitting that the campaign has expanded to Rhode Island, which was founded by Roger Williams, a strong advocate of keeping religion out of government and vice versa.
“Although Williams was a religious man, he believed deeply that civil and sectarian authorities should not intrude on each other, for the good of both,” Gaylor said.
She noted Williams’ famous statement that “forced worship stinks in the nostrils of God.”
Interesting sidenotes: This is the 695th billboard FFRF has put up and it’s the 34th state in which they’ve put up a billboard.