The Fox News Facebook page got over 8,000 death threats posted on its wall after the Communications Director for the American Atheists, Blair Scott, appeared on the network’s “America Live” discussing the group’s lawsuit hoping to stop the erection of a crucifix at the World Trade Center Memorial.
The admins of Fox’s Facebook page worked furiously to delete the hateful posts, but not before the atheist blogger behind One Man’s Blog managed to capture screenshots, some of which we’ve reproduced below.
The atheists’ lawsuit filed last month contends that the 9/11 display of the cross is unconstitutional for “mingling of church and state.”
The group is adamant about the fact that no other religions or philosophies will be honored if the city moves forward with its plans to erect the religious symbol.
Organizers of the 9/11 museum, feel that the cross, which is a symbol of hope for many, should have a place at the memorial. And then, there are those other folks who passionately disagree with Scott’s group and who are behaving in a manner that is contrary to their religion fundamentals.
Christians are up in arms about Blair’s television appearance and have waged an all-out war against his possibly blocking the memorial’s plans. Reportedly, by the time Blair returned to his office, his voicemail was full to capacity with threat messages from Christians who were seething with hatred.
Some legal experts have referred to the recent religious conflict “absurd” because parts of the lawsuit names four atheists who suffered dyspepsia, symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish from the knowledge, that they are made to feel officially excluded from the ranks of citizens, who were directly injured by the 9/11 attack.
“They want their day in court, I don’t think it’s going to be a long day,” Jay Sekoulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice chief counsel, who plans on filing a brief in opposition to the atheist group’s lawsuit, told the New York Times.
Readers, what are your thoughts on the erection of the cross at the 9/11 memorial site?