An atheist group sued today over the inclusion of cross-shaped steel beams, dubbed the “World Trade Center Cross,” in the exhibit at the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Jane Everhart, who is part of the atheist’s suit, derided the cross as nothing more than “ugly piece of wreckage” that “does not represent anything … but horror and death.”
Last weekend the 17-foot cross, discovered in the rubble of 9/11, was given a “ceremonial blessing” by the Rev. Brian Jordan, removed from it’s temporary post near St. Peter’s Church and lowered 70 feet into its permanent home inside the museum.
But a group identified as American Atheists filed a lawsuit today claiming the inclusion of the cross-shaped steel beams promotes Christianity over all other religions on public property and diminishes the civil rights of non-Christians.Continue Reading on abcnews.go.com