In another case of atheist intolerance of any displays of religion, American Atheists, a non profit group has sued the 911 memorial to try to get them to remove a display of a steel cross in the 911 museum. So once again we see that the agenda of atheists is not just the removal of all references to religion from government, but all references and displays of religion in the public arena all together. In this story I found on ABC News, it seems that American Atheists are taking umbrage to the 1 cross included in a display of over 1000 artifacts on display at the museum. Here are some excerpts from the story.
American Atheists Suing 911 Memorial Over Steel Cross
By By LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK August 15, 2012 (AP)
A judge should toss out a lawsuit by a national atheists group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the wreckage of the World Trade Center, lawyers for the operators of the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero say.
The lawyers said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday that the 17-foot-tall beam will be displayed as a historical object because it tells part of the story of the rescue and recovery effort after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which destroyed the twin towers and killed thousands of people.
They said the display of the cross among 1,000 artifacts, photos, oral histories and videos is no different from the showing of hundreds of religious paintings routinely displayed at government-supported art museums.
The nonprofit group American Atheists sued the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s operators last year, saying the beam’s display would be unconstitutional. A message left with a lawyer for the group was not immediately returned Wednesday.
The lawyers noted that the museum is an independent non-profit corporation and decisions by its curators about what to display are not state actions subject to constitutional protection.
They accused the atheists group of seeking “to revise history to eliminate religion from its retelling, ignoring the fact that the people most closely tied to the September 11 tragedy responded in varied ways, including, in some cases, turning to their respective faiths.”
Is the vision of American Atheists the vision that you want for this country?
Do you really want atheists to revise our history to exclude any reference to religion? Is that the America that you want? If your answer is no, then you are going to have to start speaking up and taking a stand against this agenda. Christians have sat on their hands for too long and the result has been a generation of Americans who no longer understand the importance and place of religion within our country.
So, now it is your turn. You have to start sharing stories like this one and making your voice heard. You need to start speaking up when people say things that are anti-Christian and anti-faith. You have to remind the so called intelligent atheists that they are acting with intolerance and bigotry.