Family Research Council

Atheists Hold Court near Florida Judges


By Tony Perkins
August 23, 2013

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Most people make their case inside the courtroom. American Atheists is trying to make theirs outside it. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It's getting pretty crowded in front of Florida's Bradford County courthouse. The six-ton 10 Commandments display has company now, thanks to the first public monument to atheism in America. When a local group refused to tear down God's tablets, American Atheists decided to build a display of their own--to unbelief. The 1,500-pound granite bench is filled with quotes about the meaninglessness of faith--but that's just fine with the Christians who donated the 10 Commandments. "This [is] a free speech issue," Ken Weaver said. "As for us, we will continue to honor the Lord with our [display]--and that's what matters." Meanwhile, American Atheists is going to a lot of expense to express their beliefs--or lack thereof. And they may be doing local Christians a favor. If anything, more people will see this bench and realize they shouldn't take the atheists' threats sitting down!

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