Yesterday, American Atheists’ Dave Silverman appeared on FOX News Channel with host Megyn Kelly to talk about AA’s lawsuit over the 9/11 Cross.
In short, Christian groups want a cross they claim was found in the World Trade Center wreckage to go into the Ground Zero Museum. Silverman says the cross isn’t part of 9/11 history — it was “created” after the fact (believe it or not, when steel beams fall, many of them will form cross shapes) and it’s an example of Christian privilege at the exclusion of symbols from all other faiths.
Even if you think the lawsuit is frivolous, I think Dave does a really nice job of standing his ground on the issue when faced with a barrage of questions that are anything but “fair and balanced”:
Of course, to add to the insults, Kelly brings on a relative of a 9/11 victim to explain why this cross should stay in… NewsHounds puts it this way:
The dichotemy between Kelly’s treatment of her guests couldn’t have been any more stark. The message was clear. Cross, good; atheists bad. But the pièce de résistance was when Kelly, in referencing the atheists desire to have equal representation (which includes other non Christian faith[s]), defined atheism in an incendiary manner.
Listen to the interview and feel free to chime in.