Please read Atheists Launch Lawsuit over Ground Zero Cross, by Joanna Walters and Philip Sherwell, at The National Post.
"It was the towering charred steel beam shaped like a Christian cross that became a symbol of solace and hope after it was found jutting out of the smouldering debris of the World Trade Centre.
"But the so-called Ground Zero Cross is now at the centre of a church-state row as a leading American atheists’ group sues over its inclusion as centrepiece in the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
“'The overwhelming impression of this cross is religious,” Edwin Kagin, the national legal director for American Atheists, told a New York federal appeals court.
“'We are worried about the alienation being suffered by atheists..."
"...The group is appealing a lower court ruling which said that placing the cross in the museum did not breach the first Amendment clause that separates religion and government because the artifact has a “secular purpose.'”