STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A North Florida county will soon be home to an atheist monument.
Bradford County has reached a deal to allow American Atheists to install a 1,500-pound granite bench near the county courthouse. The bench will feature quotes from Thomas Jefferson and Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
It will also include a list of punishments for violating the Ten Commandments, including stoning.
The placement of the monument in late June ends a lawsuit between American Atheists and the county. The national organization filed its lawsuit after Bradford County allowed a local group to install a monument that lists the Ten Commandments.
Dave Muscato, public relations director for American Atheists, told The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/13o7bn6) that if religious groups are allowed to have monuments “it’s only appropriate that we have matching monuments.”