Unreal. New York Officials Refuse to Allow Christians to Rebuild Church Destroyed...

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    FOX reported:
    Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials had killed a deal to relocate the church.
    The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once a tiny, four-story building in the shadows of lower Manhattan, was destroyed in 2001 by one of the falling World Trade Center towers. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has, for the past eight years, been trying to rebuild its house of worship.
    Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they’ve been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church — telling Fox News the deal is off the table.
    Confronted with the Port Authority’s verdict, Father Mark Arey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, said it’s the first he’s heard that.
    “Negotiations did break off last year. We were expecting to hear from their lawyers — we never did. We’re still expecting to hear from them,” he told Fox News. “We’re disappointed. … 130 Liberty Street was promised to us.”
     
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    The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is not politically correct. Rebuilding it is not something that can be uses as a political pawn showing the world of our reaching. Rebuilding it does not work into anyone's agenda.
     
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    So let me get this straight. If you blow up some buildings and destroy a church you can build a mosque and anyone who opposes it is a bigot, but if you are a victim to those people then you cannot RE-build something of yours that was destroyed. Oh the bigotry.

    Precious.
     
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    I wonder what Emperor Bloomberg has to say about that?
     
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    False.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/nyregion/19church.html

    Giving them more land than they did before 9/11, $20 million, and $40 million for a blast-proof platform and foundation. How is that refusing to let them have a church?

    The church got greedy it seems.
     
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    Oopsies

    "One person who was involved in the negotiations on behalf of the church, and who insisted on anonymity so as not to inflame the situation, criticized the Port Authority, saying it had made constantly shifting demands on St. Nicholas. Still, he said, the remaining issues were relatively small."
     
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    whenever a thread is started with fox news as the source I look for modbert to come in with the truth of the situation

    bravo :clap2:
     
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    Gosh Frank, such a unbiased source there? Fact is, Port Authority more than made a generous offer. At the very least, they aren't refusing to allow Christians to rebuild this church. They're offering them more money than more of us will ever make in our lifetime.

    Hell, I wish I had $20 million, never mind to build a church with a $40 million blast-proof platform and foundation.
     
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