Steel Cross at 9/11 Memorial Site — Should it Stay or Should it Go?
Atheist group contends sight of steel cross at 9/11 Memorial Site makes them physically sick and should go. Others say it has historical significance and should stay. What do you think?
Whether a steel cross should remain at the site of the 9/11 Memorial Museum is now in the hands of the courts.
According to a story in the Huffington Post, lawyers for the 9/11 Memorial are defending its right to be there after an atheist group filed papers to have it excluded. The atheist group said it excludes those who were killed in the attacks who were not Christians. Lawyers for the museum say it has historical significance and therefore should remain.
According to the Huffington Post, the nonprofit group American Atheists claim that displaying the beam is unconstitutional. Member of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, however, say the steel beam, found by rescue workers two days after the terror attacks, was an inspiration and that workers "took solace in its symbolism as they searched for survivors and found mostly victims." The 9/11 Memorial Museum is an independent, nonprofit corporation and not a government entity.
So what do you think — should the cross stay or should it go? Tell us in comments.