Atheist Group Files Lawsuit Against Display of WTC Cross at 9/11 Memorial
A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit claiming the display of the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan is unconstitutional, calling it a "mingling of church and state."
The American Atheists, which advocates an "absolute separation" of government and religion, filed the lawsuit Monday to stop the display of the cross, arguing that it should not be included if "no other religions or philosophies will be honored," according to a statement on the group's website.
The cross, which consists of two intersecting steel beams that were found intact in the rubble at Ground Zero, was initially constructed on a side of a church in lower Manhattan. The cross was then placed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum during a ceremony over the weekend.
Geez, give it a rest, already. People who hyperventilate over these types of issues have far too much time, and money, on their hands; it's just a cross, no one is being harmed, and one would be hard pressed to find anyone who is legitimately offended. Except, of course, for these professional victims of imagined transgression. What ever happened to the high-minded concept of tolerance, eh?
If a cross at the 9/11 Memorial is the subject of your ire, you really should broaden your horizons - perhaps a more deserving target would be those that made this memorial necessary.