American Atheists

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Name: American Atheists
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Court allows 9/11 cross to remain standing at Ground Zero

An atheist group had challenged the presence of the iconic Ground Zero Cross at the World Trade Center Museum in New York. On July 28 a federal Appeals Court said the cross could stay. Wikimedia Commons photo/ Samuel LiWASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) ... [Published Boston Pilot - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

I Went to the Debut of the World's First Atheist TV Channel

You probably watch a lot of TV, and say to yourself, "hey, there are way too many references to God, too many supernatural occurrences, and far too many people hunting ghosts in my entertainment!" You are perturbed that everywhere you turn, someone is ... [Published Vice Magazine US - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

US court allows Sept 11 cross to remain at Ground Zero

A US court has rejected arguments from an atheist group and ruled that the iconic cross found at the site of the 2001 World Trade Centre attacks may remain at the 9/11 Museum, reports the Catholic News Agency.'The history of 9/11 would not be complete ... [Published CathNews - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Noah's Ark theme park to push forward despite controversy

Plans for a controversial US$120m (£71m, €86.5m) Old Testament theme park in Kentucky, US, based around a central Noah’s Arc structure, have won preliminary approval for state tax incentives of as much as US$18.25m (€13.6m, £10.7m) to keep the project ... [Published Leisure Week - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Federal Court Upholds Display of Ground Zero Memorial Cross

by Bethany MonkA federal appeals court today ruled in favor of the more than 230,000 Americans who asked it to protect plans to display a 17-foot cross memorial at Ground Zero.Created by two intersecting steel beams that survived the Twin Tower’s collapse ... [Published Family News In Focus - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of Christian Privilege"

Atheists were dealt another blow this week when a panel of judges ruled once again that the so-called "Cross at Ground Zero" could stay at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. A Manhattan judge tossed the American Atheist-spurred lawsuit ... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Ground Zero cross to remain at 9/11 memorial after atheists lose appeal

WikimediaThe World Trade Center crossThe American Atheists lost their appeal on Monday, and the "Ground Zero cross" will remain at the 9/11 memorial site.The atheists alleged that the cross violated religious freedom protections, but a three-judge panel ... [Published Christian Today - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

Atheists likely sick over court ruling on 9-11 memorial cross

A federal court has ruled that the "Ground Zero Cross" is constitutional – but atheists aren't expected to settle for that court ruling.American Atheists had challenged the cross-shaped steel beam that was found in the rubble of the Twin Towers after ... [Published One News Now - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

McGovern: WTC cross is about history, not religion

The iconic 17-foot-tall cross of steel beams that work crews found in the rubble of the Twin Towers is a piece of history, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday in rejecting an atheist challenge — and its display in the National September 11 Memorial ... [Published Boston Herald - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Zero cross-shaped beam

By Reuters Staff (Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan Priest, blesses The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, ... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Steel ‘cross’ will stay at WTC memorial: court

There will be no separation between this steel “cross” and the World Trade Center memorial.The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a bid by American Atheists Inc. to remove the famed cross-shaped steel beams that survived the 9/11 attacks ... [Published New York Post - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

Federal Court To Atheist Group: The Ground Zero Cross Stays

4269170A federal court ruled Monday that the existence of a cross at Ground Zero does not violate the Constitution, slamming the appeal filed by the secular activist group American Atheists.The famous cross, formed by two intersecting beams left standing ... [Published Daily Caller - Jul 28 2014]

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"The history of 9/11 would not be complete without including the impact the Ground Zero Cross had in inspiring rescue workers and Americans generally" said Eric Baxter, counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, in a July 28 statement
You probably watch a lot of TV, and say to yourself, "hey, there are way too many references to God, too many supernatural occurrences, and far too many people hunting ghosts in my entertainment!" You are perturbed that everywhere you turn, someone is telling you there are aliens at Area 51, that a lady in Long Island can speak to the dead, and...
"How can we trust what the History Channel says if it tells us that Jesus walked on water? The Discovery Channel treats ghosts like they are real. How can we believe that 'Mythbusters' is telling the truth?" he continued

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Court allows 9/11 cross to remain standing at G... [Published Boston Pilot - 2 hours ago]
Taxpayers Keep Noah’s Ark Afloat In Kentucky [Published Inquisitr - 12 hours ago]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Atheists, let up on 9/11 ... [Published Washington Times - 13 hours ago]
United Church of Bacon: May the Lard be with you [Published Charlotte Observer - 14 hours ago]
I Went to the Debut of the World's First Atheis... [Published Vice Magazine US - 19 hours ago]
Atheist TV: Who is the Richard Dawkins-endorsed... [Published Religion News Service - Jul 31 2014]
Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman... [Published Christian Post - Jul 31 2014]
US court allows Sept 11 cross to remain at Grou... [Published CathNews - Jul 31 2014]
Stumbo: State tax incentives for Noah's Ark the... [Published Kentucky.com - Jul 30 2014]
Noah's Ark theme park to push forward despite c... [Published Leisure Week - Jul 30 2014]
Federal Court Upholds Display of Ground Zero Me... [Published Family News In Focus - Jul 30 2014]
Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
Why court rejected atheists' lawsuit against cr... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 29 2014]
Court Allows 9/11 Cross To Remain Standing At G... [Published Eurasia Review - Jul 29 2014]
Court allows 9/11 cross to remain standing at G... [Published EWTN News - Jul 29 2014]
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero... [Published JD Journal - Jul 29 2014]
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero... [Published JD Journal.com - Jul 29 2014]
Atheists likely sick over court ruling on 9-11 ... [Published One News Now - Jul 29 2014]
Ground Zero cross to remain at 9/11 memorial af... [Published Christian Today - Jul 29 2014]
McGovern: WTC cross is about history, not religion [Published Boston Herald - Jul 29 2014]
Ground Zero ‘cross’ can stay at 9/11 museum as ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 28 2014]
September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Z... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 28 2014]
Appellate court: Ground Zero cross can stay [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Jul 28 2014]
Steel ‘cross’ will stay at WTC memorial: court [Published New York Post - Jul 28 2014]
Federal Court To Atheist Group: The Ground Zero... [Published Daily Caller - Jul 28 2014]
Court Rules in Favor of 9/11 Cross, Against Ath... [Published Christian Post - Jul 28 2014]
ACLJ: Significant Constitutional Victory As App... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 28 2014]
ACLJ: Significant Constitutional Victory As App... [Published Good Day Sacramento - Jul 28 2014]
American Atheists set to launch atheist TV chan... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 28 2014]
There are as many atheisms as there are gods | ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 27 2014]
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Atheists Say 9/11 Cross Decision Is "Example of... [Published Gothamist - Jul 29 2014]
Atheists were dealt another blow this week when a panel of judges ruled once again that the so-called "Cross at Ground Zero" could stay at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. A Manhattan judge tossed the American Atheist-spurred lawsuit ...
Court Denies Atheist Complaint: the Ground Zero... [Published JD Journal.com - Jul 29 2014]
  The “Cross at Ground Zero” stays, ruled a federal appeals court. A group of atheists had brought their case for its removal after being dismissed in a Manhattan Federal Court. The “Cross,” which is in fact the remains of prefabricated iron cross ...
Ground Zero ‘cross’ can stay at 9/11 museum as ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 28 2014]
A cross beam from Ground Zero can stay on show at the museum commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday displaying the object was not unconstitutional as a group of atheists had argued as ...
September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Z... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 28 2014]
By Reuters Staff (Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan Priest, blesses The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York, ...
Appellate court: Ground Zero cross can stay [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Jul 28 2014]
Score one for common sense. Score another victory for common sense. An appeals court affirmed a lower court decision to toss out a lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial and Museum that sought to bar the display of the “9/11 cross,” ...
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