Atheists Want WTC Cross Out Of 9/11 Museum
Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 16, 2012
Let’s compromise, see the pic of the cross.. see how they have removed “The atheist sign” from the cross.. marked in red.. Put it back :)
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum wants to smite a group of godless activists opposed to its planned display of the famed World Trade Center cross.
In court papers, the museum says American Atheists Inc. doesn’t have a prayer of proving that the iconic, cross-shaped steel beam will impose religion “through the power of the state.”
The Manhattan court filing seeks to toss out a lawsuit the atheists filed last year over claims that inclusion of the 17-foot-tall “artifact” in the museum’s collection would violate the First Amendment.
“As a threshold matter, the 9/11 Museum is an independent non-profit corporation,” court papers say.
“Its curators’ decisions to display particular objects, such as the artifact, in the museum are not state actions to which Constitutional protections apply.”
Plans call for the cross of steel beams — found in the rubble two days after the Twin Towers fell — to be displayed in a section of the underground museum titled “Finding Meaning at Ground Zero.”
According to the museum, the cross is an “important and essential artifact” that “comprises a key component of the retelling of the story of 9/11, in particular the role of faith in the events of the day and, particularly, during the recovery efforts.”