Ground Zero — an American Tragedy, Not a Christian Opportunity
For the record, yes, we oppose (as we always have) the inclusion of the WTC Cross in the WTC Memorial & Museum in NYC, and are now plaintiffs in a lawsuit for it’s removal (or, alternately, atheist inclusion into the memorial).
As you may remember, the buildings were made from girders crossing each other, and in the rubble some Christians found a pair of girders still welded that closely (not exactly, but closely enough) resemble a Christian Roman Cross.
The cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men a few times, and 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.
This cross is set to be included in the official WTC Museum. No other religions or philosophies will be honored. It will just be a Christian icon, in the middle of OUR (as in Americans) museum. This will not happen without a fight.