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.
Raise every voice in praise….