Press Release from the Liberty Center
The 17-foot, relic cross found amongst the rubble at the World Trade Center is the center of a lawsuit filed by the American Atheists Foundation. The lawsuit complains of unequal representation.
The cross was dedicated to the World Trade Center Memorial. After it was found amongst the debris, workers and volunteers saw it as a symbol of hope. The cross brought great comfort to those who had lost loved ones in the terrorist attack.
The president of American Atheists, David Silverman, contends that atheists are experiencing horrible physical reactions after seeing the rubble cross, such as “inter alia, dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish.” The atheists claim that the cross makes them “feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack.”
“Atheists groups would like to see a total collapse of the free exercise of religion in America,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The cross is a symbol of hope amidst the total destruction at Ground Zero. The lawsuit is further evidence of the war on Christianity in America. The 9/11 cross survived the terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, and it will survive the cultural attack by radical secularists.”
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