It’s ironic that while Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Center, atheists have been aiding and abetting them by fighting against inclusion, in the official 9/11 Memorial and Museum, of a steel beam ‘cross’ that arose from the ashes of Ground Zero.
RWW Thankfully, last month, a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by American Atheists seeking to prevent a pair of beams in the shape of across that was pulled from the debris of the collapsed World Trade Center from being included in the official 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
American Atheists filed the lawsuit in July, arguing that the “government enshrinement of the cross” was an impermissible mingling of church and state. The cross was moved in July from near a church to its new home at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, located at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. Father Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest who ministered to workers clearing the area after the attacks, led a ceremonial blessing of the cross.
Federal Judge Deborah Batts of the Southern District of New York ruled that display of the beams is permissible because they bear historical importance.