A county in Florida is using a transparently absurd pretext for turning down an atheist monument that was proposed to go along with the Ten Commandments monument already in place. They say it’s because the text on the monument has only quotes, not full texts.
Officials in Levy County Florida have denied an application for an atheist group to build a monument near the Ten Commandments display at the county courthouse.
The group Williston Atheists had submitted an application last month to Levy County officials to place the 1,500 pound granite bench on the grounds.
“None of the texts on the proposed monument appear to be a reproduction of the entire text of any document or person, as required in the guidelines,” the county’s report explained.
“The vote was unanimous to deny the application at this time and that was based on the fact that the application in the opinion of our board was not complete, it did not meet all of the guidelines,” County Coordinator Fred Moody reiterated to local television station WCJB.
Seriously? The Ten Commandments monument doesn’t have the entire text of the Bible, or even the chapter they are found in. If this one goes to court, they’re going to lose very badly. Just another local elected board acting like idiots and costing the taxpayers money.