Last month, The Blaze reported on a group of atheists who are up in arms over part of a street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that was renamed to commemorate fallen 9/11 firefighters. The street — now called “Seven in Heaven Way” — references seven firefighters who lost their lives as part of Engine 202, Ladder 101 and Battalion 32. Now, the group — NYC Atheists — is discussing a potential lawsuit against the city.
According to an The Daily News, Ken Bronstein, the head of NYC Atheists, said:
“We are not against honoring anyone who died or served on 9/11. What we‘re against is the use of the word ’heaven,’ which is a religious concept.
The Founding Fathers set up separation of church and state. We need to draw a line in the sand. This is not a Christian nation. This is a republic.”