American atheists unveil monument to counter Ten Commandments

A New Jersey-based group called American Atheists has unveiled a monument to atheism near a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments outside a courthouse in a conventional north Florida town.

According to Fox News, the 1,500-bound granite bench will act in opposition to the religious monument in an area that is termed as a free speech zone, with group leaders claiming that it was the first such atheist monument on government property. More than 200 people attended the event most of which were atheists, barring a few protestors who held signs that said, ”Yankees Go Home.” The atheists had earlier tried to have the Ten Commandments slab removed but gave up the case after they were told they could build a parallel monument. (ANI)