SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An atheist group plans to replace a
sign that disappeared from the Illinois Capitol and will add a
Biblical warning this time: "Thou Shall Not Steal."
The sign displayed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation referred to religion as "myth and superstition" and stood near a Nativity scene sponsored by a local group.
The apparent theft from the Capitol's rotunda overnight Monday was reported to police.
An identical sign in Washington state was stolen and recovered, and one in Wisconsin was vandalized.
The replacement Illinois sign and the Nativity scene soon will be joined by a Hanukkah menorah to mark the Jewish holiday.
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