A Calif. zoo has permanently removed a decades-old Ten Commandments display from a park it owned before a couple of atheist organizations could perform a scheduled protest. "We have a very diverse community, and we need to respect that diversity. This is a public space, owned by the city of Oakland."
According to Parrott, the Ten Commandments display in Knowland Park was placed on the property in the 1960s, while the property was overseen by the California State Park system.
According to the Oakland Tribune, the East Bay Atheists and Atheists Advocates of San Francisco were going to stage a protest against the Decalogue display on Sunday. Instead, the two organizations plan to thank Oakland Zoo for their decision to permanently remove the display.