ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – You may have already seen them driving to or from work this week — new billboards popping up across the St. Louis region making a specific request of members of the Catholic Church and the St. Louis Archdiocese.
They all say the same thing: “Quit the church…put women’s rights over bishops’ wrongs”.
“These are targeted for places where the diocese is part of the litigation by the Roman Catholic church against the contraceptive mandate by U.S. Health and Human Services,” explained Annie Laurie Gaylor with the Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison Wisconsin, which is financing the campaign. “We chose St. Louis because the diocese is trying to take away women’s rights.”
The billboards are also on display in Joliet Illinois, Dallas-Ft. Worth Texas, and even at Times Square in New York, where St. Louis native Cardinal Timothy Dolan serves as Archbishop.