An evangelical lawyer and professor from Jerry Falwell's Liberty University on Wednesday warned that atheists were trying to "finish the job" that terrorists started when they attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2011.

On Wednesday's Faith and Freedom broadcast from Liberty Counsel, host Matt Starver and Liberty University law professor Shawn Akers celebrated a recent Southern District of New York court decision that said a pair of World Trade Center beams in the shape of a cross could be included in a memorial museum.

"If you think about the irony of what they're saying, is that extremists from one religion brought down the Twin Towers, but the atheists are coming in to finish the job," Akers explained. "Miraculously this perfect cross survived and people got hope from that, but now these atheists have come in and literally filed charges to try to bring this thing down."

"We have very successfully gone into an age of religious McCarthyism, where we are seeking out religion as a nation to eradicate it in very forthright ways," he opined.

American Atheists, however, have vowed to appeal the court's decision.

"We are confident that we will eventually win this case and that cross will be removed, or atheists will be allowed to have our own symbol in there," American Atheists President David Silverman told CNN last month.

Watch this video from Liberty Counsel, broadcast April 10, 2013.

(h/t: Right Wing Watch)