10-year-old boy, Chandler Allen is the first to sit on the monument.
David Silverman, president of American Atheists, takes pictures with people and the monument.
Eric Hovind, with Creation Today, stands on the new atheist bench and preaches his beliefs.
David Silverman stands on the Ten Commandments and says why he thinks it shouldn't be there after Eric Hovind stood on the new atheist monument and preached his beliefs.
non-profit organization, American Atheists, unveiled their monument in front of a courthouse in Starke, Florida. American Atheists sued to take down a christian monument of the 10 commandments in front of the courthouse. It stayed because it’s in a free speech zone, so they added their own monument in response. The monument is a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Benjamin Franklin, and others. The monument features an excerpt from the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by President John Adams, which declares “The United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion”; and excerpts from the Bible, quoting the biblical punishments for breaking each of the Ten Commandments–many command death. American Atheists plans to install up to fifty atheist-sponsored monuments like this one anywhere religious monuments currently stand.