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http://christiannews...es-indigestion/


NEW YORK – A federal appeals court last week pressured an atheist group to better explain why what has become known as the ‘Ground Zero Cross’ should be kept out of the National September 11 Memorial Museum and why the artifact, which was removed from the rubble of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, is “offensive”.

As previously reported, the group American Atheists filed a lawsuit against the presence of the cross in 2011, asserting that it has caused individuals to suffer “depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish,” and even indigestion. It had filed suit against numerous responsible parties, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In March of last year, U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts, appointed by Bill Clinton, rejected the arguments of American Atheists regarding its belief that “the government enshrinement of the cross” excluded non-Christians from being recognized in the tragedy. She dismissed the group’s lawsuit, stating that the cross served both a “historic and secular purpose.”

“No reasonable observer would view the artifact as endorsing Christianity,” Batts wrote. “[The museum curators] have not advanced religion impermissibly, and the cross does not create excessive entanglement between the state and religion.”


The plaintiffs appealed Batts decision, which is now before the appeals court.

Last week, the appeals court cited an amicus brief filed by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit law firm that specializes in church-state law.

“We’re thrilled that the court picked up on this issue,” said group lawyer Eric Baxter. “Courts should not allow people to sue just because they claim to get ‘dyspepsia’ over a historical artifact displayed in a museum.”


“Taking personal offense is not an injury that warrants invoking the power of the courts to shut down everything you disagree with,” Baxter also stated. “The Constitution is not a personal tool for censoring everyone’s beliefs but your own.”

Baxter’s brief also argued that the American Atheists did not have grounds to bring the suit in the first place.

The plaintiffs now have until July 14 to file supplemental legal briefs to respond to the questions of how the offensiveness of the cross becomes a “constitutional injury” and how displaying the cross “marginalizes them as American citizens,” and the court also directed the plaintiffs to substantiate their claim of how the museum and Sept. 11 memorial are receiving taxpayer money.











American Atheists filed a lawsuit against the presence of the cross in 2011, asserting that it has caused individuals to suffer “depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish,” and even indigestion.






Even indigestion





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And it SHOULD !

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If only it could cause spontaneous combustion in the people who have a problem with it

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“Taking personal offense is not an injury that warrants invoking the power of the courts to shut down everything you disagree with,” Baxter also stated. “The Constitution is not a personal tool for censoring everyone’s beliefs but your own.”




A good end to the week after it started with the whole Redskins thing

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View Postcocky4ever, on 22 June 2014 - 09:53 AM, said:

“Taking personal offense is not an injury that warrants invoking the power of the courts to shut down everything you disagree with,” Baxter also stated. “The Constitution is not a personal tool for censoring everyone’s beliefs but your own.”




A good end to the week after it started with the whole Redskins thing


That about sums it up.
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Cocky, bro, stop making these threads.






















































They're giving me indigestion.

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I could think of many things to be upset about.But I don't want to be known as a crybaby.

These people are pathetic.

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These people must have the most boring lives ever if they have time to worry about how that cross makes them feel.
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I'm an atheist and I hate other atheists
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View Postzartan, on 22 June 2014 - 08:12 PM, said:

I'm an atheist and I hate other atheists

In the other atheists defense you hate everyone

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View Postcocky4ever, on 22 June 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:



In the other atheists defense you hate everyone

True, but why can't people just say "that's not for me" and move on?
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View Postzartan, on 22 June 2014 - 08:18 PM, said:



True, but why can't people just say "that's not for me" and move on?

Indeed.too many twits wanting some press.

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View PostL.A.Hog, on 22 June 2014 - 08:27 PM, said:



Indeed.too many twits wanting some press.

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Who's to say this isn't just a false flag lawsuit... Get symbols of Christianity out, so the muslim fukcks in the white house can inject more of their beliefs on us.

I've never heard of an atheist being offended by anything to do with religion other than having it shoved down their throats.

Regardless, have any athiest groups yet to file a lawsuit against the mosques right around the corner from ground zero?

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