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, before it is transported and lowered by a crane into an opening in the World Trade Center site below ground level where it will become part of the permanent installation exhibit in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, in New York, July 23, 2011.
CREDIT: REUTERS/CHIP EAST
I thought at least one photo of the cross in question was in order. The story of that cross’ existence was one that intrigued me from the start.
Although a crossbeam is “just a shape” I am one of those whose mind was called to Christ upon hearing of this “cross” being found where … and as … it was.
The fact that the above photo was taken in 2011 and that some people have busied themselves with feverishly opposing its inclusion in the memorial since then has me shaking my head.
This naked power play to enforce a de facto atheist orthodoxy upon all facets of public life ought to be seen for what it is. And at least two courtrooms have made sense of this and did the right thing IMO.
As to the sue-ers (pun intended), if there were a counter group as zealous as they in litigation (and as successful as often as some of these leftist crank groups are) some of these litigious folks would be remanded to court appointed psychiatric sessions to determine the reasons they do not respect their believing neighbors, prank the court systems with their incessant malicious mischief - and whether they will ever be able to rejoin society without being a danger to themselves and others.
But … there isn’t such a counter group except in progressive mythology. Which I’m glad of – come to think of it.
(My indulgence of a silly revenge fantasy (above) notwithstanding).