Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bloomberg Bans Clergy from 9/11 Ceremony

Father John Romas, pastor of the church destroyed by terrorists on 9/11

Add religious leaders to the list of people deleted from the 9/11 ceremony this year. (First responders have already been told they will be denied entry to the ceremony.)

From Fox Nation:
Religious leaders are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse course and offer clergy a role in the ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Banning any kind of reference to God at memorial services and burial rituals is the new thing for the Obama administration and Obama clingers like Mayor Bloomberg. The Veteran's Administration has been doing it at the Houston (TX) National Cemetery for a while now. In fact, "U.S. Attorneys will be going to court to forbid Christian soldiers being buried as the names of God or Jesus are invoked."

Except if you are a Muslim terrorist, of course, like Osama bin Ladin, the al-Qaeda founder/unimaginable monster responsible for the 9/11 attacks that killed 2,977 innocent people on  9/11 alone. Interestingly, when Osama bin Ladin was buried at sea, US forces administered Muslim religious rites for him, remember that?

From ABC World News:
Officials said that, in accordance with Muslim law, bin Laden's burial at sea was conducted by a Muslim seaman, who recited the prayers and ensured that the body was washed and wrapped appropriately in cloth.
According to a Boston religion scholar, Stephen Prothero, the traditional funerary prayers that are recited "ask God for forgiveness and mercy for the deceased."

Yet, as Bloomberg will have it, there will be no prayer for the nearly 3,000 innocent people murdered by bin Laden on 9/11 alone, nor for their bereaved, nor for the many first responders and others sickened and suffering as a result. Not even a prayer by the pastor of the Greek Orthodox church destroyed by terrorists that day.

From Chris at Wyblog:
No prayer, just the looming presence of Iman Rauf's Ground Zero Death to America Victory Mosque overshadowing the solemnity of the remembrance ceremonies. And of course no acknowledgement of the void where Saint Nicholas Church ought to stand. Destroyed in the attacks, it's rebirth languishes beneath NYC and Port Authority red tape. Red tape which magically fails to impede construction of a new house of worship, one that is dedicated to the ideology which spawned 9/11 in the first place.


  1. So many of the 9/11 responders consider themselves "truthers" now and the Establishment doesn't want them making a scene.

    Bloomberg is one of those CFR types that mock Christianity and people who have faith in anything, they just feel that they can be comfortable about being in your face about it - what are you going to do?

    As always, when we follow the money, it leads us to what is happening on this corrupt earth. The money that funded the Ground Zero Mosque came from Wall Street, the same ones liquidating our country. Will the real terrorists please stand up?

  2. @mother -- Interesting. Bloomie doesn't want the responders to make a scene, and he doesn't know how to invite clergy to a televised memorial service without making a national display of his favorite Ground Zero imams, one of whose wives is actually an advisor to the 9/11 museum/memorial.

    Of course he is comfortable. Collectively, the population of NYC sheeples seem oblivious. After all, the city had to pass a special amendment so that Bloomie could run for a third term, and then voters went ahead and--of their own free will--actually voted him in. And he has the complete backing of the administration.

    That said, not everyone in the rest of the country is altogether willing to have the wool pulled over our eyes.

  3. This is outrageous!!! Bloomberg is such an offensive human being and this decision is more proof of that. If he truly cared about remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11 and not his own image he would have invited Clergy instead of banning them from the ceremony.

  4. I couldnt even bring myself to post on this...sick!

  5. Geez, it's almost as if the Obama/Holder/Bloomberg cabal has the same agenda as the Islamists. Almost. Almost?

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  6. This is a disgrace.

  7. When one encounters a terrorist, be careful.

    When one gets in bed with them (a-la-Bloomie), one is doomed.

    Bloomie's doom is sure.

  8. @Teresa - It is mysterious to me that Bloomberg seems to care so little.

    @Woman - They can't stop us from praying in our hearts, but they can do their best to keep the young from learning how to pray at all.

    @Liberty - They are willing to trade what is priceless for peanuts. What is the value of a limousine lifestyle compared to the preciousness of the freedoms of millions and millions?

    @Trestin - It is the constant onslaught of such disgraces that is feeding the Tea Party.

    @Joe - There isn't a spoon long enough to make it safe to dine with Bloomie's "friends."