The Freedom from Religion Foundation plans to put messages on 50 billboards in metro Atlanta this week as part of a blitz through the Bible Belt shunning religion and advocating separation of church and state. The signs, which will be up for a month, are planned in DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties. Other cities targeted by the Wisconsin-based nonprofit are Louisville, New Orleans and Tulsa. Messages include: ” Imagine No Religion” and “Sleep In On Sundays.”  One quotes the late Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen, who played the maid Prissy in “Gone with the Wind.” McQueen, who was an atheist, said: “As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion.”

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