Atheist Monument Unveiled on Courthouse Lawn
STARKE,Fla.- The Bradford County Courthouse introduced a new monument on their front lawn this weekend to join their Ten Commandments display.
Freedom, is the message a group of non-believers wanted to send with the unveiling of what they say is the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the U.S.
President of the American Atheists David Silverman says the monument fully exercises what he calls freedom of speech and religion.
"Some people use the excuse...the lie that this is a Christian nation to say that we deserve to be more equal than you. You're equal but, we're more equal, we get to put our monument up but you better not put yours up."
It's been a little over a year since the 6 ton, 10 commandment statue was placed in front of the Bradford County Courthouse.
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