New York Atheists Suing City Over Street Sign with Word 'Heaven'

07/05/2011 21:53

First atheists complained about a street sign honoring first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks, and now they are plan on suing the City over the word "Heaven."

"It's just like product placement," said Ken Bronstein, the President of the New York City Atheists.

To honor seven firefighters who died on 9/11, a portion of Richards street was renamed "Seven in Heaven Way," and it prompted criticism and national attention from the country's atheists.

"We are not against honoring those who died on 9/11, but we are arguing the word heaven should not be used. It has religious connotations," continued Bronstein.

"That's nonsense. The families should honor their loved ones anyway they want," said Anbriena Insausti from Manhattan.

Now the NYC Atheists say they are poised to sue the City to get a name change. "It's a whole conspiracy trying prove we are a Christian nation and imprinting our culture and our vocabulary," complained


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