Scroll down for video of ACLJ’s speaker, Jay Sekulow, at the 9-11 Rally in 2010. And be sure to join us at this year’s 9-11 Freedom Rally. (more details here)
We are days away from filing our legal brief, and the atheists who are suing to have the Ground Zero Cross removed are stepping up their angry rhetoric. The President of American Atheists believes the reason a clear majority of Americans want the Cross placed at the 9-11 memorial and museum is because, “Christianity hates that [9/11] had nothing to do with them.” Now that is a statement born of anger and ignorance.
I want to thank you and every member of the ACLJ who is responding to these ridiculous attacks.
Over 66,000 people have already signed on to our brief using ACLJ.org. We need only 6,000 more to reach our goal of 72,000 online signatures representing the 72% of Americans who support the Ground Zero Cross.
If you have not already done so, please sign on to our brief to defend the Cross from these atheists’ lawsuit today. You can help us reach our goal by forwarding this message to your friends and by using the Facebook “Like” buttons in this email.
So many of you have already taken action in support of the Ground Zero Cross and stood by the ACLJ as we defend our liberties in court. We are days away from filing our legal arguments in this case with the court; but because of your support, I want to give you a first look at what we are going to say.
Here is a short excerpt of what we will be presenting to the court:
In the days and weeks following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the challenged World Trade Center Cross (the “Cross”) had a widely documented and positive effect on the first responders at the Ground Zero site. It is entirely appropriate and lawful for the curators of a museum to acknowledge the Cross’s historic role by placing it in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The Supreme Court of the United States has directly addressed the constitutionality of religiously-themed museum exhibits and has clearly held that such exhibits are within the realm of appropriate government speech. In fact, the constitutionality of religious displays in museums has long been presumed by the Court. Simply put, historically significant religious artifacts can be displayed in taxpayer-supported museums, and any contrary ruling would lead to absurd results.
Once you have signed, please encourage your friends, coworkers, and neighbors to join us in this fight by forwarding this email. You can also join the nearly 10,000 Americans who have shared the Committee to Protect the Ground Zero Cross on Facebook by using the “Like” buttons in this email.
ACLJ Chief Counsel P.S. I just told you a little about the winning argument made resulting in a precedent-setting, unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices in a case that has significant bearing on the current Ground Zero Cross case. You can hear the argument I made before the U.S. Supreme Court and watch a short, three-minute video about that case by following this link to ACLJ.org and scrolling down to the case name: Pleasant Grove v. Summum.
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VIDEO OF JAY SEKULOW speaking at the 9-11 Ground Zero Rally in 2010