Secularist group buying billboards to honor Darwin

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A secularist group is observing the
200th birthday of Charles Darwin with billboards that urge people
to "Evolve Beyond Belief."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed "Praise Darwin"
billboards in Grand Junction; Dayton, Tenn.; Dover, Pa.; and
Whitehall, Ohio.
They feature stained-glass designs and a picture of the
evolutionary theorist born on Feb. 12, 1809.
The Tennessee and Pennsylvania towns had landmark court cases
about the teaching of evolution.
In Grand Junction, the foundation has complained about prayers
in county meetings. The organization has battled Whitehall over
nativity displays.
The Wisconsin-based foundation is made up of agnostics and
atheists opposed to government displays of religion.

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