Atheists want iconic 17-foot cross removed from 9/11 museum
Atheists are trying to oust the “Miracle Cross” from the 9/11 museum arguing that its inclusion would violate the Constitution’s separation of church and state.It's a museum, you thin-skinned jackass. I'll bet there are plenty of religious items in the various and sundry Smithsonian museums, and any art museum is bound to have works of art with religious themes. The First Amendment guarantees you that the government cannot force you to be part of a religious organization.
But Eric Baxster of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty told MyFoxNY that the cross is part of the story of 9/11 and that museums don't censor history.
It does not mean that you have a right to never, ever hear or see anything religious.
To say nothing of the fact that this is not a religious artifact. It's pieces of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks that were discovered in a configuration that resembles the Christian cross. It's not an actual cross. Are we going to expunge every single instance of crosses in all government installations?
What's next, are we going to demand that the government stop using lowercase "t"s?
That is all.
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(image courtesy of Robb Allen)