Atheists Fight World Trade Center Cross
Group claims preferential representation
- Duration 4:10
- Date Aug 5, 2011
Group claims preferential representation
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The issue of -- World Trade Center memorial.
In the rubble after -- towers fell was this crosses and this this cross made up of two beams.
And it is served as symbol of inspiration for many.
And it was decided that it will be included in -- up permanent 9/11 memorial at ground zero.
Well an atheist group is fighting this in fact they have a filed a lawsuit the group is called the American.
And they say that the they don't believe that one religion christianity should be represented to the exclusion all -- all others and that even this cross has to come down.
Or other religions or lack thereof such as -- -- atheist group should be able to.
Put up some kind of a presentation of their own and they said they would be happy to pay.
For some kind of atheist display at the 9/11 memorial if they can keep that crossed there.
-- Someone who is against this lawsuit and in favor of keeping the cross at the memorial joins us right now He is -- Stone street thank you so much for being with us John.
I wanna to -- read cue from the American atheist so -- say where they're talking about this issue.
They say that this cross first of all day they just call it somewhere -- just -- -- like -- piece of an ugly piece of wreckage mom.
This ugly piece of wreckage -- -- presented as a reminder that god in his infinite power of goodness.
Who couldn't be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or stop the fire or hold up the buildings to stop 3000 people from being crushed.
Cared enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross ridiculous in their words your response.
Well listen that's my earlier question about the lawsuit isn't a question about that got to do what He wanted him to do not quite frankly I didn't do what I wanted to do I wish she would stop those -- as well but.
The issue that's just a way to kind of trumpet their atheism and the public square when in reality they really don't have a case when it comes -- this.
It's okay well let's talk specifically.
About their case you know they say that no other religions or philosophies will be honored it -- just be a Christian icon in the middle of our museum this will not happen without a fight and again they go -- to say that they would pay for.
The inclusion of their own memorial of equal size and if that doesn't happen the -- across should not be included equality is all or nothing in networks.
Willis and that's actually is not true claim to the oral directors and solves that there's going to be Jewish symbols -- -- but see here's the difference.
The cross came out of that tragedy -- putting it.
It was found -- and people meaning it.
There there wasn't an eight is assembled and mounted -- there works if that was part of the whole we -- then maybe there would be a place where.
But what's happening here is that they're forcing a -- there that didn't existent in the beginning and saying that that's -- Christians or even non Christians around and hope that they found in this -- just doesn't count today that -- it's it's not a legitimate president to have this experience across but it is legitimate within the not -- Yeah so you think getting feedback.
Several programs and you're involved with a lot of different organizations what kind of feedback are you getting on this.
Well you know at some men -- confined to Sunday that's on the dot org or spec.
Shot -- and -- yeah.
Essentially He went out there as well -- That music from people.
He could be sent residents who actually demonstrate injury and so the American and He.
Actually I think you suffer from the.
Behind the percentage and completely met and that sort of thing and it could get -- 8% actually physically that.
-- I would bet that's gonna happen to me like they look at -- time that I actually got them.
I definitely typical thing I think -- -- accurate answer here.
But there including from sort of standing with that they have to demonstrate an injury that's important -- -- -- -- what he's -- here.
Actually the good and I tried at some sort of -- -- anyway.