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Atheists want 'miracle cross' removed from 9/11 Museum

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American Atheists on Thursday asked an appeals court in New York to remove the "miracle cross" from the 9/11 Museum, where it was placed two years ago. The steel beams were discovered in the devastation at Ground Zero.

Eric Baxster of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty said that the cross is part of the story of 9/11 and that museums don't censor history.

But the New York City atheists say the cross-shaped beams are a part of religious history in a museum that is on Port Authority property and financed by taxpayers. So they say this is a case of protecting the separation between church and state.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke to Fox 5 about the issue. He said the cross-shaped beams were discovered, not created. He said that what is important is that people rose up on 9/12 and that the atheists' group should not take that away.

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