by Tony Oliva
In some feel good news today a federal appeals court said this week that an atheist group trying to keep the Ground Zero Cross out of the National September 11 Memorial Museum must better explain how displaying the artifact is “offensive” and violates members’ constitutional rights.
The cross measures 17 feet high and is a the remains of two I beams that survived the destruction to remain standing. Those on the ground at the time and in the weeks following 9/11 took solace at the cross and it became an indelible symbol of resolution and hope for many.
Apparently that doesn’t mean diddly squat to some atheists who got their panties in a bunch about the cross being in a museum dedicated to 9/11. The group, American Atheists filed suit back in 2011 trying to have the cross removed because they claimed it was “offensive” and violated their “constitutional rights.”
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