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Appeals Court Allows Display
of World Trade Center Cross

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:M2, 7/30/2014 8:37:01 AM

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center´s wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge´s ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion impermissibly.

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Another small victory.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dixie, 7/30/2014 8:43:43 AM     (No. 9945924)

I, for one, and I´m surely not the only one, would have been furious if that cross, in which so many of us saw as a sign that God was still with us, that He would see us through that most awful day in my memory, were to be taken from us by bloodless, gutless, selfish anti-Americans.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 7/30/2014 9:18:52 AM     (No. 9946008)

That is how to handle such cases. The courts need to refuse the case starting at the local level and all the way up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jsanders, 7/30/2014 9:30:55 AM     (No. 9946032)

While I realize it might not be the "Christian" thing to do....these morons really need to be beaten soundly about the head and shoulders with a Louisville Slugger...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 7/30/2014 9:34:21 AM     (No. 9946047)

"Allows" ???

This shouldn´t have been an issue in the first place. Yes, small victory, but, come on!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/30/2014 10:14:38 AM     (No. 9946108)

This in no way dilutes my faith.

BUT:

I was not far away when this was discovered.

There was a room full of crosses, because that´s the way an "I" beam breaks.

It is hard to break a support beam into a Star of David, and likewise a cressent and moon.

Take your inspiration from it, and I´m glad it can stay, but put it into context.

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