Jon Stewart Doesn't Get Why Atheists Oppose '9/11 Cross'
People view the cross beam as "a symbol of comfort," he remarked
Last night, Jon Stewart waded into the ongoing atheists vs. "9/11 Cross" debate brought on by a lawsuit by the American Atheists alleging that a cross-like beam that will be memorialized at Ground Zero doesn't give equal representation to all faiths. The Daily Show host would have none of the atheists argument: "why do you give a s**t?" he quipped. He then added little more nuance to the sentiment: "It was found at Ground Zero, it has come to mean something to people who view it as a symbol of comfort. If it really bothers you why not just think of it as a metal T-shaped thingie?"
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