The anti-Christian billboard set up by an atheist group called Backyard Skeptics this week in Costa Mesa, Calif., has falsely attributed a quotation to Thomas Jefferson, it emerged Thursday.

The billboard unveiled at 1545 Newport Boulevard and sponsored by Backyard Skeptics, a group known for campaigning against Christianity in the United States, features the quote: “I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology.”

The billboard attributes the quote to Thomas Jefferson.

However, experts at Monticello, a research institution and library supported by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., claim that the quotation is not that of Jefferson. The institution has that specific quote listed with many others on its list of “spurious [Jefferson] quotes.”

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