Why Court Rejected Atheists’ Lawsuit Against Cross at Ground Zero

At The Christian Science Monitor Warren Richey reports, “A federal appeals court in New York has rejected a challenge by an atheist group opposed to displaying a large steel cross in the museum at ground zero of the 2001 World Trade Center terror attacks.” American Atheists’ suit claimed that the cross, a piece of wreckage found by construction worker Frank Silecchia days after the attacks, promotes religion and violates separation of church and state. The court ruled that given its story, the cross is a historical monument that became an inclusive symbol of hope and comfort after the attacks.

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