Friday, September 9, 2011

Bloomberg: "What's Great About New York is We Welcome Everybody." - Oh, Really?

Do you remember how the mayor from the great city of New York, Michael Bloomberg, lambasted those of us who objected to a Mosque being built so close to the grounds where Muslim terrorists attacked our country.  

This from the NY Post: May 29, 2010:
"What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this [the building of the Mosque near Ground Zero], what does that say about us?" asked the mayor.

So, freedom of religion is what is ultimate to the good mayor.

Then how does that explain this: from Fox News on August 26, 2011:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not reconsider his decision to exclude clergy from the ceremony marking 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, a spokesman said Friday. 

The statement comes despite increased pressure from religious and conservative leaders who say that even though the mayor has not allowed clergy at other services, he should make an exception this time.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said Americans "turned to God for solace" after the 2001 attacks, and clergy were intimately involved in helping the nation heal.
Mayor I was one of  millions of Americans around our nation who prayed for your great city in the aftermath of the horrendous 9-11 terrorist attacks on America.   We prayed for all of the victims and their families. In this tenth anniversary of the horror, that reminds us to pray again for the families of New York, and all of the families of the victims of the attack on America.

You lectured everyone who dare say a bad word about having a Mosque on Ground Zero, saying that is not the country we are.  "Freedom of religion." you cried.    Is that only for the Muslim religion, Mayor Bloomberg?  

Now you lecture us on your decision to not allow clergy from different faiths at the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.  What could be so objectionable to that, Mr Mayor.   Is it that you don't want any mention of God at such a ceremony?   I hope you don't mind us praying to God for your city and the people of it. 

Mayor if  the crowd at the ceremony starts singing God Bless America, will that make you feel at unease, because it might offend someone?

Mayor Bloomberg, using your own words, 'what are you afraid of' in allowing the clergy to speak at the 9-11 ceremony?

Also, using your  own words: 'what does that say about you that you won't welcome them to speak?'

Not to offend you, Mr. Mayor, but I will pray that God fills you with wisdom and you will change your mind on allowing clergy to speak at the ceremony.  

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