WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Atheists Counter Nativity Scene In Wis. Capitol

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Excellent Educator: Valley View's Heather Young
  2. Finding Minnesota: The Feline Fun House
  3. A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way
  4. 4 Things To Know For Sept. 19, 2014
  5. Professional Bull Rider, Minnesotan Chats About Velocity Tour

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An atheists’ group has countered a nativity scene in the state Capitol with one depicting Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation installed its display Wednesday. It comes a few days after the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action put up a display depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

Both groups have been granted permits by the state Department of Administration.

Annie Laurie Gaylor is president of the atheists’ group. She says there shouldn’t be any religious displays in the rotunda, but if other displays are allowed then her group will have one too.

Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action says there’s room for a number of different voices. She says she hopes people come to the Capitol to enjoy the expression of Christmas messages on display there.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,860 other followers