Can you envision an “In God We Trust” sign written in Arabic hanging in a Louisiana school classroom?
Chaz Stevens can.
With the same bravado employed by Larry Flynt, Team Chaz will boldly defy convention and challenge accepted Pelican State limits of religious expression and freedom of speech.
As religious freedom and expression are hotly debated in Louisiana, state lawmakers are proposing a new, likely-to-be-constitutionally-challenged law mandating the display of the national motto in classrooms across the state. Cue artist and activist Chaz Stevens, who is once again testing the status quo through another massive donation of "In God We Trust" posters.
This time, his signs are heading to Louisiana instead of Texas -- where last year, 1,100 similar signs were carefully crafted in various languages, such as:
- English Gay God 1 - English Gay God 4
- Hebrew and Hebrew Pride
- QR and UPC
- Spanish and Spanish Pride
- Star Trek Pride
- Star Wars
What we learned in Texas -- and we're applying that knowledge to our Louisiana project -- is the first display across the finish line wins! So, we've moved quickly to get a big initial batch posters out the door and beat the evangelicals to the school wall.
The Making of In God We Trust
Sound up please, well if you love disco as we do!
Once this GoFundMe is underway, we'll ship double-sided high-gloss metal prints.
- 11x14 high-gloss metal print
- Float mount hanger
- 1/8" rounded corner
- Dye is infused directly into specially coated aluminum sheets
- Ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface
- Can be cleaned
Your Financial Support Is Needed and Very Appreciated
To financially empower his endeavors, Chaz's team seeks individual sponsors to help defray significant costs, including:
- Producing artwork that fully complies in letter and spirit with the anticipated passage of state law
- Printing and delivery of materials inhouse
- Shipping prints directly to elementary, middle, and high schools
- Marketing and PR
To ensure our civil liberties are fully protected, we’re delighted to enlist the expertise of in-house attorney Thomas Wright. Battling against strong winds surely to come our way from likely governmental opposition arguing against our signs, securing additional legal help will likely be essential for a successful campaign.
Proceeds to Support AIDS Research
A portion of our proceeds will be donated towards AIDS research as well as LGBTQ+ awareness - elevating both artistry and philanthropic causes in tandem!
Protecting Democracy Thru Art
As CEO of ESADoggy and an internationally recognized political activist, Chaz Stevens is known far and wide for his spirited entrepreneurship and provocative projects. For decades, Chaz and his team have been producing art and events that highlight the importance of separating church and state, and the need for full and equal civil rights for all - regardless of who you are, who you love, or how you dress.
Chaz & Co. also took the states of Florida and Texas by surprise last year, with their extraordinarily effective and very unique brand of activism.
A Message from Chaz Stevens
My team's efforts and those of my company can be a powerful lever of change, driving progressive social justice by advancing the strategies and tools that deal with issues such as protecting democracy, LGBTQ+ matters, and racial inequality. Nonviolent methods of conflict resolution have been shown time and again as the most efficient way to achieve peace and justice. Like Ben & Jerry's, I mix corporate duty with social responsibility.
Without ESADoggy, none of my work would be possible. Doggos and kitties rescue us all in more ways than I can count.
My thanks for your support, together we can protect Democracy.
Contributions and donations are not tax deductible. They support the effective, citizen-based advocacy national efforts of Chaz Stevens and his colleagues.