“The Only Wall We Need Is Between Church and State,” Reads Digital Billboard in Times Square

A 10-second digital ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, reading “The only wall we need is between church and state,” can now be seen in New York City’s Times Square.

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The message is looping several times per hour from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., and will air at least 5,460 times over a three-month period.

“With so many political developments preoccupying Americans, we don’t want the constitutional principle of separation between state and church to be overlooked,” says FFRF Co-President Dan Barker. “With the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the Establishment Clause is in danger.

“We’re facing major threats to the First Amendment, including President Trump’s proposal for federal tuition tax credits for religious schools, and his vow to allow churches to engage in partisan politicking. It’s never been more important to keep that constitutional wall between state and church high and impregnable,” he added.

Physical billboards with the same message went up in Denver just a couple of weeks ago.

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