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ICC Note: In the ongoing culture war to remove Christianity from the sphere of public life in the United States an atheist group, American Atheists, has struck another blow. On July 1st the Christian Post reported that the group had unveiled a completed monument “bench” at the sight of a Florida courthouse which also boasts Christian monument containing the ten commandments. 
7/1/2013 United States (Christian Post) – An atheist organization has unveiled the first-in-the-nation monument bench at a Florida courthouse, with the added promise of eventually placing other monuments elsewhere in the country.
American Atheists, a New Jersey-based group, erected a 1,500 pound bench with quotes from various historic figures and documents Saturday at the Free Speech Forum outside the Bradford County Courthouse.
Dave Muscato, public relations director for American Atheists, told The Christian Post that the “unveiling and dedication went amazingly well.”
“We planned for 100 to 200 attendees and about 300 people attended, despite the rain,” said Muscato, who added that there were various protestors at the Saturday event.
“There were seven speeches total, plus an introduction from the County Commissioner, who quoted the Bible several times. …The installation took approximately an hour and a half.”
Muscato also told CP that while American Atheists does not have specific plans for their future monuments, they will likely come in response to any religious displays on government property.
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“It is our preference that the religious monuments in these places be removed-it’s our position that religious monuments do not belong on government property,” said Muscato.
“However, if we are unable to get them removed, we are willing to settle for installing our own monuments adjacent to them. Equality is an all-or-nothing concept: Either no one may place monuments on government property, or anyone can put in a monument.”

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