American Atheists have had to file a lawsuit for equal representation, since their repeated offers and request have been denied. Naturally, the trolls are out in full force, made worse by the fact that this is about a 9/11 memorial.
American Atheists object to WTC cross, ask for equal treatment
Atheists ask that if the World Trade Center (WTC) cross be included in the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, a memorial to the Godless should be included as well.
American Atheists have repeatedly offered to fund a suitable memorial to atheists, freethinkers and other non-religious victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack, yet all such offers have been ignored. Hence the lawsuit. Atheists are asking that either the cross be removed from the memorial, or equal space be granted to a memorial for atheists, freethinkers and the non-religious.
Over 50% of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is being funded by tax dollars. Many feel that to single out Christians for special recognition while ignoring the hundreds of victims who were not Christian is wrong.
The following is a sample of opinions pulled from the American Atheists Facebook page concerning the recently announced lawsuit:
I agree with you guys on an awful lot, but in this particular case, I think you really need to stop taking yourselves so seriously and get a life.
Are you kidding me? Are we talking about that iron cross that was left behind at the Ground Zero site? And you want it removed WHY? I’m an atheist, but this just sounds spiteful and childish.
I’m so heartily sick of Christians right now. Just flabbergasted to be honest. Why am I continually surprised at the depth of assholishness that they can go to?