Radio Buzz: Atheists Against 9/11 Cross Memorial

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A group of Atheists - think the display of the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 Memorial - is unconstitutional...

...even calling it a "mingling of church and state."

"I had a chance to actually talk with the President of the Atheist group - and he said it's criminal - quote criminal - to have a cross in a public museum - a museum that's paid for with tax dollars."

That was Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes - speaking with Scott at WERC in Birmingham...

What do the folks at the World Trade Center Foundation have to say about it?  They're the nonprofit - by the way - that runs the museum.

"They say - that it really represents all faiths. All faith groups - quite frankly - and that's one of the reasons why they want this 17 foot tall cross inside the museum. Which is where it is now - they just moved it. That museum opens up in September.

So what is the Atheist group asking for - to remove it or what?

"The Atheists want it removed. OR - they want displays for other religions and non religions in the museum."

Does the case even have legs? That question - asked of Attorney Justin Leto - of Gary at KFAB in Omaha...

"Well - from a legal standpoint - you know - I'm a proponent for separation of church and state - but in this case I don't see any church or state issue. I mean - the memorial is run by a private nonprofit group - and this is an iconic symbol. It was found at the World Trade Center rubble. And I just can't understand why this symbol that was found there and became important to the people who were doing the recovery work would have to be separated from the memorial - it's part of the memorial."

So how do you think it's going to play out in the courts - Justin?

"When the court examines this - whichever court this was filed in by this Atheist group - they're going to do an examination of whether or not this is in face a religion symbol, and because it was found there and was part of the rubble - it just happens to be in the shape of a cross - I don't think they're going to consider this to be some Church related item - it's going to be an iconic symbol that was found there and should be part of the memorial."

I'm willing to bet - this isn't the last time we'll hear of this story...

I'm Jessica Curtis - and that's your Talk Radio Buzz, from Fox News Radio.

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