- Jul 5, 2004
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On the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks....
No prayers allowed...
No clergy allowed...
No heroic first responders allowed either...
It seems that we as a Nation have become some so politically correct that in order not to offend the non-believers we have actually made God a four letter word.
The Pew Research Center conducted an extensive nationwide survey in 2007 of more than 35,000 adults (age 18 and older) in the U.S. The Pew Forum's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey found that 83.1% of Americans believe in God and consider themselves to be affiliated with a religious group, while only 16.1% say they are unaffiliated .The other 0.8% either didnt know or refused to answer.
I somehow doubt that those numbers have changed drastically over the last 4 years. I also doubt that the overwhelming majority of 83% of Americans are very pleased that the minority of 16% are able to dictate whether or not prayer or the word God should be allowed at certain venues.
There are some places where prayer or the word God are expected to be heard, you know, places of worship, funerals or memorial services. Maybe its just me, but I expect some type of spiritual reflection at a memorial service.
Yet, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at the site where the World Trade Center Towers once stood, the site of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, no clergy or prayers will be allowed and whats more, no members of the 9/11 first responders will be allowed either. Thanks to the Mayor of NY, Michael Bloomberg.
The Examiner reported last Thursday,
Following New York City's announcement that 9/11 first responders will not be invited to the 10th anniversary ceremony, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other volunteers continue to voice their anger and disappointment. In addition, religious leaders in New York City are requesting Mayor Mike Bloomberg to rescind his ban and allow Catholic priests, Jewish rabbis and Protestant ministers a role in the ceremony at "Ground Zero."
Really? Then why Mr. Mayor are you so quick to speak up for religious freedom when discussing the Mosque at Ground Zero?
On August 6, during an interview on WOR NY radio while Mayor Bloomberg was once again promoting the Ground Zero Mosque. He stated,
I just don't think the government should tell people where they can pray and where they can build houses of worship.
It is a shame that we even have to talk about this.
I couldnt agree more. It is a shame we even have to talk about this, this being that on the one hand you say I just don't think the government should tell people where they can pray and then you turn around 2 weeks later and say that there will be no clergy or prayer allowed at the 9/11 memorial service.
You cant have it both ways Mr. Mayor.
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