(CLEVELAND)- A billboard campaign that features atheists, agnostics and other non-theists sharing messages about their views started recently in northeast Ohio.

Participants in the campaign sponsored by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Northern Ohio Freethought Society chapter say one goal is to let area non-theists know others share their views and make religious believers more comfortable with them.

A Richmond Heights couple and a University of Akron student are among Ohio residents appearing on some of the 11 billboards in areas including Cleveland and Akron.

The Wisconsin-based foundation is a church-state watchdog organization that claims more than 20,000 members, including about 550 in Ohio.

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